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Kohnen, Angela M.; Saul, E. Wendy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
As information is becoming easier to access and harder to evaluate, literacy teachers face new challenges in helping students become astute independent readers. Building on the ideas of Lewis Mumford, the authors argue for embracing the role of the generalist--or "expert information seeker" who is able to identify and evaluate different…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Internet
Gee, James Paul – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
In the digital age, young people's most powerful learning opportunities often occur online, in experiences and environments created by people working outside of the K-12 school system. In a sense, the internet has given new life to an older, less formal approach to education, in which individuals seek out and learn from others who share their…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
Heller, Rafael – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Since 2003, nonprofit organization Common Sense Media has studied the ways in which kids are growing up in the digital age. In this interview, research director Michael Robb shares recent findings about the media habits of young children, tweens, and teens. While the news coverage of these issues tends to be hyperbolic and alarming, Robb explains,…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Preadolescents, Computer Use
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Heggart, Keith R.; Yoo, Joanne – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Many tertiary institutions have embraced digital learning through the use of online learning platforms and social networks. However, the research about the efficacy of such platforms is confused, as is the field itself, in part because of the rapidly evolving technology, and also because of a lack of clarity about what constitutes a learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Farrel, Dorothy; Ray, Kateri; Rich, Telvis; Suarez, Zulema; Christenson, Brian; Jennigs, Lisa – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
With an increase in social work courses being offered in online and hybrid formats, it is imperative that social work programs understand the new teaching tenets and engagement mediums employed to meet the new Council on Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. This meta-analysis explores best-practices pedagogy for…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Social Work, Online Courses, Learner Engagement
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Tan, Ping; Wu, Han; Li, Peng; Xu, He – Education Sciences, 2018
Currently, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are used in many areas, such as intelligent transportation, smart city, hospital, games, education. Earlier interactive response system uses infrared or radio frequency (RF) wireless communication technologies to transmit the students' answer to teachers' management system, where there exists high…
Descriptors: Radio, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Internet
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El-Zayaty, Nady – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has become an increasingly popular platform for delivering education the world over. The acceptance of ODL as a viable alternative to traditional brick and mortar educational institutes has been a topic of debate however. Furthermore, many questions have been raised about the different levels of interest…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Abdelraheem, Ahmed Yousif; Ahmed, Abdelrahman Mohammed – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of using Mobile Social Network Applications (MSNAs) on students' social life (social relations, family relations and social awareness). The study was designed as a survey study using a five-point Likert-type scale to collect data from the students. A sample of 211 students' response was analyzed.…
Descriptors: Social Life, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students
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Ghaem Sigarchian, Hajar; Logghe, Sara; Verborgh, Ruben; de Neve, Wesley; Salliau, Frank; Mannens, Erik; Van de Walle, Rik; Schuurman, Dimitri – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
An e-TextBook can serve as an interactive learning environment (ILE), facilitating more effective teaching and learning processes. In this paper, we propose the novel concept of an EPUB 3-based Hybrid e-TextBook, which allows for interaction between the digital and the physical world. In that regard, we first investigated the gap between the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Huang, T. K. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
The study makes use of the photo-hosting site, namely Flickr, for students to upload screenshots to demonstrate computer software problems and troubleshooting software. By creating non-text stickers and text-based annotations above the screenshots, students are able to help one another to diagnose and solve problems with greater certainty. In…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Resistance (Psychology), Technology Integration
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Alyami, Huda Y.; Assiri, Eman A. – International Education Studies, 2018
The present study aims to identify the most significant roles of the invisible web in improving academic research and the main obstacles and challenges facing the use of the invisible web in improving academic research from the perspective of academics in Saudi universities. The descriptive analytical approach was utilized in this study. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Online Searching, Educational Research
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Sarac, Hakan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this research is to determine the thoughts of the teachers about the concepts of "Smart Board", "Computer", "Internet" and "Social Media" from the Instructional technologies of the secondary school teachers with different branches through metaphors. In the research, a qualitative research model…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Figurative Language, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Kahraman, Sakip; Yilmaz, Zeynel Abidin – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Teachers' Internet self-efficacy plays a critical role in their web-based professional development and on their students' learning outcomes in Internet-based learning environments. It is therefore important to periodically measure and evaluate teachers' self-efficacy regarding the Internet, which is a dynamic technology, using an instrument that…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Internet, Self Efficacy, Gender Differences
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Jenaro, Cristina; Flores, Noelia; Cruz, Maribel; Pérez, Ma Carmen; Vega, Vanessa; Torres, Víctor A. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The risks and opportunities associated with the use of technologies are of growing research interest. Patterns of technology usage illuminate these opportunities and risks. However, no studies have assessed the usage patterns (frequency, duration, and intensity) and related factors in young people with intellectual disabilities.…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Young Adults
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Kiili, Carita; Leu, Donald J.; Marttunen, Miika; Hautala, Jarkko; Leppänen, Paavo H. T. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
This study assessed the ability of 426 students (ages 12-13) to critically evaluate two types of online locations on health issues: an academic resource and a commercial resource. The results indicated limited evaluation abilities, especially for the commercial resource, and only a small, partial association with prior stance and offline reading…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents, Critical Reading, Health
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