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Cho, Byeong-Young – Cognition and Instruction, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the type, pattern, and complexity of Internet reading strategies used by seven accomplished high school readers. Individual participants performed an academic Internet reading task with the goal of developing critical questions about their chosen controversial topic. Strategies for Internet reading were…
Descriptors: Internet, Reading Strategies, High School Students, Reading Assignments
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Srichanyachon, A. Napaporn – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Distance online learning has been regarded as a useful learning method, especially when we faced the big flood crisis in Thailand. To solve the lack of classrooms, our university administrators decided to implement WebEx system as an alternative to continue teaching. And, there were some relevant aspects that we needed to consider. Therefore, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Higher Education, Web Sites
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Gonen, Selahattin; Basaran, Bulent – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
In the present study, a web site including instructional materials such as Whiteboard Movies (WBM), simulations and animations and testing materials such as true-false, fill-in-the-blanks, puzzles, open-ended questions and multiple-choice questions was designed. The study was carried out with 76 students attending Dicle College (DC), Diyarbakir…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Besada-Portas, E.; Lopez-Orozco, J. A.; de la Torre, L.; de la Cruz, J. M. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
This paper presents a new methodology to develop remote laboratories for systems engineering and automation control courses, based on the combined use of TwinCAT, a laboratory Java server application, and Easy Java Simulations (EJS). The TwinCAT system is used to close the control loop for the selected plants by means of programmable logic…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Engineering, Computer Simulation, Web Sites
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Nicholson, Julie; Galguera, Tomas – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2013
The objective of this self-study is to expand the emerging scholarship on meaningful integration and scaffolding of SNSs and the new literacies requisite for their effective use in higher education environments. As a teacher educator, the first author describes the successes and challenges she experienced introducing Twitter into her college…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Technological Literacy, Social Networks, Internet
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Wang, Qiyun; Woo, Huay Lit; Quek, Choon Lang; Yang, Yuqin; Liu, Mei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Facebook is a popular social networking site. It, like many other new technologies, has potential for teaching and learning because of its unique built-in functions that offer pedagogical, social and technological affordances. In this study, the Facebook group was used as a learning management system (LMS) in two courses for putting up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Web Sites, Social Networks
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Hamstra, Dan; Kemsley, Jyllian N.; Murray, Desmond H.; Randall, David W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
We report successfully integrating webinar and blogging into an undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry seminar course. Commercial collaboration software linked speaker-operated slides with two-way voice and video effectively connecting the audience and presenter from different states. Student responses to the technology and seminar content were…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Curriculum Development, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Judd, Terry; Kennedy, Gregor – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Internet usage logs captured during self-directed learning sessions were used to determine how undergraduate medical students used five popular sites to locate and access biomedical resources. Students' perceptions of each site's usefulness and reliability were determined through a survey. Google and Wikipedia were the most frequently used sites…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Biomedicine, Information Literacy
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Wan, Juida; Tan, Bee Hoon – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
The digital explosion of information on the Internet has resulted in a need for a new and up-to-date way for Digital Natives to learn English. Educators have reported numerous benefits of using weblogs in English language learning. This article presents a small scale study on the use of weblogs for English language learning at tertiary level in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Verhoeven, Jef C.; Heerwegh, Dirk; De Wit, Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
The passage from secondary school to university puts students in an environment with different expectations. Not only the expectations towards learning might change, but also towards ICT competences and computer use. The purpose of this article is to find out whether freshmen, after 6 months at the university, changed their self-perception of ICT…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet, College Freshmen
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Lin, Hsiu-Fen – Computers & Education, 2010
Although previous studies have identified various influences on course website effectiveness, the evaluation of the relative importance of these factors across different online learning experience groups has not been empirically determined. This study develops an evolution model that integrates triangular fuzzy numbers and analytic hierarchy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson – EDUCAUSE, 2010
This document presents the key findings from "The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010". Since 2004, the annual ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ownership, Focus Groups
Oliver, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2010
WebQuests are increasing in popularity across the country, yet it remains unclear whether WebQuests confer a significant benefit in student content learning. In addition, the perceptions of teachers regarding the classroom value and efficacy of WebQuests in teaching higher level thinking skills are still unclear. The goals of the study were (a) to…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Grade 5, Thinking Skills
Gomez Zapata, Julian Esteban – Online Submission, 2010
This action research paper dealt with how to increase motivation towards writing in English through blogs and Gmail docs in a private school in MedellĂ­n, Colombia. It was necessary to explore the concepts of "social interaction," "motivation" and "reasons for writing" to understand how blogs and Gmail docs favored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Student Motivation, Private Schools