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Kinlaw, C. Ryan; Dunlap, Linda L.; D'Angelo, Jeffrey A. – Computers & Education, 2012
We investigated connections between faculty use of online resources and student class attendance. Of particular interest was whether online submission of course assignments is detrimental to attendance. Students and faculty at a small, liberal arts college completed surveys about student attendance patterns, student reasons for non-attendance,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Attendance Patterns, Attendance, Liberal Arts
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Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Williams, Judith; Donelan, Helen – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper reports on a pilot investigation into web conferencing in a distance learning module. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the tutors, all of whom were new to the web conferencing environment, but were experienced in online teaching. A number of web conferencing tutorials were studied through the collection of various…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Learning Modules
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Vrocharidou, Anatoli; Efthymiou, Ilias – Computers & Education, 2012
The present study approaches the Internet as a social space, where university students make use of computer mediated communication (CMC) applications, i.e. e-mail, instant messaging and social network sites, in order to satisfy social and academic needs. We focus on university students, because they represent one of the most avid groups of CMC…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Life, Student Attitudes, Profiles
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Kim, Jungjoo; Kwon, Yangyi; Cho, Daeyeon – Computers & Education, 2011
There are many factors that influence distance learning especially in higher education where collaborative and communicative discourse is necessary for pursuing knowledge. Social presence, among other factors, is an important concept to be facilitated, developed and sustained in distance higher education as it promotes and supports discourse based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Distance Education, Learning Experience
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Lonn, Steven; Teasley, Stephanie D.; Krumm, Andrew E. – Computers & Education, 2011
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are web-based systems allowing instructors and/or students to share materials and interact online. This study compared differences in LMS use between instructors and students at a large residential campus with students at a smaller commuter campus. Responses to an online survey about LMS activities and tools were…
Descriptors: Commuting Students, Interaction, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Kubiszewski, Ida; Noordewier, Thomas; Costanza, Robert – Computers & Education, 2011
A vast amount of information is now available online, produced by a variety of sources with a range of editorial oversight procedures. These range from very centralized information with multiple layers of review, to no oversight at all. Determining which information is credible can pose a real challenge. An experiment was designed to determine…
Descriptors: Cues, Encyclopedias, Credibility, Educational Experiments
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Odaci, Hatice – Computers & Education, 2011
Although computers and the internet, indispensable tools in people's lives today, facilitate life on the one hand, they have brought new risks with them on the other. Internet dependency, or problematic internet use, has emerged as a new concept of addiction. Parallel to this increasing in society in general, it is also on the rise among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Predictor Variables
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Chou, Chien; Wu, Huan-Chueh; Wang, Mei-Hung – Computers & Education, 2011
From time to time, cases of over-dependence on the Internet have been observed on college campuses. Some students, especially male students, remain connected to the Internet as long as they are awake. In Chinese, the emerging term (chai-nan) is used to describe this kind of young man, meaning "room-bound male," who seldom leaves his…
Descriptors: College Students, Campuses, Recreational Activities, Social Life
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Chou, Chien; Wu, Huan-Chueh; Chen, Chao-Hsiu – Computers & Education, 2011
The purpose of this study is to propose a 6-T model (Tool, Toy, Telephone, Territory, Treasure of Information, and Trade) to explore college students' Internet-related attitudes, and to examine whether gender and grade level make any difference in their attitudes. Data from 1069 participants were collected from 96 Taiwanese universities and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Internet
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Woody, William Douglas; Daniel, David B.; Baker, Crystal A. – Computers & Education, 2010
Previous research has demonstrated that the experience of reading e-books is not equivalent to reading textbooks. This study examines factors influencing preference for e-books as well as reported use of e-book content. Although the present student cohort is the most technologically savvy to ever enter universities, students do not prefer e-books…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Media Selection, Computer Uses in Education
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Baturay, Meltem Huri; Bay, Omer Faruk – Computers & Education, 2010
Web-based education as an alternative to face-to-face teaching is now being extended as an application to higher education. Much effort is undertaken to provide multimedia rich, attractive content to learners. While the use of multimedia technologies has a noticeable effect on students' learning, so does the selected teaching methodology.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Control Groups, Distance Education, Business Administration Education
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Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal-Royo, Teresa; de Siqueira Rocha, Jose Macario; Alvarez, Miguel Fernandez – Computers & Education, 2010
Although much has been said about ergonomics in interface and in computer tools and interface design, very few articles in major journals have addressed this topic in relation to language testing. This article describes an experiment carried out at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, in which 27 Media and Communication students provided…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Internet