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Ishizuka, Kathy – School Library Journal, 2010
Just four months ago, a class of 20 first graders at Monarch Academy, a K-5 charter school in Oakland, California, couldn't operate a mouse, much less log in to and operate a digital program. By February, the kids had become capable computer users, able to tackle a range of activities and the Web and ready for the next new thing their…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Grade 1, Internet, Librarians
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Abramson, Paul R. – PS: Political Science and Politics, 2010
During the six weeks before the 2008 elections, I conducted a contest for the 72 students enrolled in my upper-division course Campaigns and Elections. Using contract prices posted by Intrade.com, an electronic gaming market based in Dublin, I asked students to choose among 10 political outcomes. The "contracts" earned by each choice…
Descriptors: Elections, Internet, Foreign Countries, Political Issues
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Brown, Stephen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
This paper reflects on the current position of virtual learning environments (VLEs) in universities and speculates about likely future directions for e-learning. Using accepted models of technology innovation and looking at current Web trends, it considers the extent to which e-learning is truly embedded in institutions, how Web 2.0 is being used…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Internet
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Maher, Damian – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
This paper reports on a transition project where the Internet as a communication tool was used to facilitate interactions between primary school and high school students. The qualitative case study involved capturing the online interactions of the students and teachers as well as the use of questionnaires. Results of the study demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Internet, High School Students, Transitional Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Mompo, Rafael; Redoli, Judith – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
With this article, we wish to transmit some key factors of success that we have used personally when faced with the structuring of a teaching programme based on e-learning. In particular, this paper reflects the experience of the authors in the usage of Internet tools in their teaching duties at university, in order to solve several problems that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Large Group Instruction, Internet
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Anderson, Randy J.; Wielicki, Tomasz; Anderson, Lydia E. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
This paper reports on the on-going study of Small and Mid-Size Enterprises (SMEs) in the Central California concerning their use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This research project analyzed data from a sample of 161 SMEs. Specifically, this part of the study is investigating the major barriers to applications of e-learning…
Descriptors: Hypothesis Testing, Knowledge Management, Barriers, Training Methods
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McGrain, Patrick N.; Moore, Jennifer L. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2010
In May 2008, the Supreme Court addressed whether the government can regulate the ownership and distribution of virtual child pornography. "U.S. v. Williams" marked the first time the Court directly addressed the concept of pandering virtual child pornography. This article examines the Court's decision in "U.S. v. Williams" and…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Pornography, Court Litigation, Ownership
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Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public elementary and secondary schools during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national school-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology. Every year between 1994 and 2005 (with…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Public Schools, Access to Information, Teacher Surveys
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Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology among teachers in public elementary and secondary schools during the winter and spring of 2009. The data are the results of a national teacher-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Al Saif, Abdulkarim A. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The current study attempts to develop a preventive program to fend off the risks of using the internet by trying to test the effectiveness of raising students' awareness on various new technology-related issues. In order to achieve this goal, descriptive, analytical, and experimental approaches have been utilized. The program has been applied to a…
Descriptors: Prevention, Internet, Risk Management, Foreign Countries
Vigdor, Jacob L.; Ladd, Helen F. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2010
Does differential access to computer technology at home compound the educational disparities between rich and poor? Would a program of government provision of computers to early secondary school students reduce these disparities? The authors use administrative data on North Carolina public school students to corroborate earlier surveys that…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged
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Blignaut, Seugnet; Els, Christo; Howie, Sarah – South African Journal of Education, 2010
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) initiated the Second International Technology in Education Study (SITES 2006)--a large-scale comparative survey on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in schools. The goal was to understand the pedagogical use of ICTs in schools in 22…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Questionnaires
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Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Wijekumar, Kay; Middlemiss, Wendy; Higley, Kelli; Lei, Pui-Wa; Meier, Catherine; Spielvogel, James – Reading Research Quarterly, 2010
This study investigated the effects of different versions of Web-based instruction focused on text structure on fifth- and seventh-grade students' reading comprehension. Stratified random assignment was employed in a two-factor experiment embedded within a pretest and multiple posttests design (immediate and four-month delayed posttests). The two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Web Based Instruction
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Buzhardt, Jay; Greenwood, Charles; Walker, Dale; Carta, Judith; Terry, Barbara; Garrett, Matthew – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
Progress monitoring and data-based intervention decision making have become key components of providing evidence-based early childhood special education services. Unfortunately, there is a lack of tools to support early childhood service providers' decision-making efforts. The authors describe a Web-based system that guides service providers…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Decision Making
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Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.; Koehler, Matthew J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
Use of a case-based hypermedia resource (HR) was examined in a Web-based early literacy coaching intervention with pre-kindergarten teachers of at-risk children. Web usage logs, written records of coach feedback to teachers on their instruction, and a teacher questionnaire were the primary data sources. Visits to the HR content pages were unevenly…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Hypermedia
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