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Pálsdóttir, Ágústa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The paper presents findings from a study investigating the health and lifestyle information behaviour of different groups of Icelanders. The paper focuses on the use of social media and its role in current information behaviour. Method: Quantitative methods were used. Two random samples were used in the study and the data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Seeking, Health
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Guzeller, Cem Oktay; Akin, Ayca – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine the predicting power of mathematics achievement from ICT variables including the Internet/entertainment use (IEU), program/software use (PRGUSE), confidence in internet tasks (INTCONF) and confidence in ICT high level tasks (HIGHCONF) based on PISA 2006 data. This study indicates that the ICT variables…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Computer Use, Internet, Information Technology
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Olason, Daniel Thor; Kristjansdottir, Elsa; Einarsdottir, Hafdis; Haraldsson, Haukur; Bjarnason, Geir; Derevensky, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2011
This study reports findings on Internet gambling and problem gambling among Icelandic youth. Participants were 1.537 13-18 year-old students, 786 boys and 747 girls. Results revealed that 56.6% had gambled at least once in the past 12 months and 24.3% on the Internet. Gender and developmental differences were found for Internet gambling, as boys…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Internet, Foreign Countries, Addictive Behavior
Constantinescu, Dana; Stefansson, Gunnar – Online Submission, 2010
This paper describes some of the principles for building a freely available web-based university with open content. The "tutor-web" is an international project for web-assisted education, including such free and open access. This project was initiated by the University of Iceland in partnership with many universities around the world,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Online Courses
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Heijstra, Thamar M.; Rafnsdottir, Gudbjorg Linda – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this article is to analyse whether the Internet and other ICT technologies support a work-family balance amongst academics. The study is based on 20 in-depth interviews with academics in Iceland and analysed according to the Grounded Theory Approach. This study challenges the notion that the Internet, as part of ICT technology, makes it…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Internet, College Faculty, Family Work Relationship
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Lefever, Samuel; Dal, Michael; Matthiasdottir, Asrun – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2007
Online data collection in academic research might be replacing paper-and-pencil surveys or questionnaires in the near future. This paper discusses the advantages and limitations of online data collection, with particular reference to the conduct of two qualitative studies involving upper secondary school teachers and students in Iceland in 2002.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Data Collection, Internet, Educational Research
Thorsteinsson, Gisli; Page, Tom – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2007
Fiste is a three year Comenius project based on a need for innovative and effective ideas for in-service teacher education. The Fiste project is funded by the European Comenius and deals with the use of new web based educational technologies for teaching in-service teachers in Europe. The Fiste's main task is to create a common in-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Internet
Seidelin, Susanne, Ed.; Hamilton, Stuart, Ed. – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1), 2005
The IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series is unique. It is the only source based on a systematic data collection process that provides an overview of how libraries around the world are tackling barriers to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. This year's edition includes 84 country reports which detail the extent of Internet access…
Descriptors: Freedom, Access to Information, Laws, Federal Legislation
Wisconsin Univ. System, Madison. – 2001
This document contains 82 papers and 6 workshop presentations from a conference on distance teaching and learning. The following are among the papers included: "Examples and Tools for Building Web-Based Learning Experiences" (Steven A. Ackerman, Thomas Whittaker); "Online Testing in Distance Education" (Tricia Ahern);…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accounting, Adult Educators, Adult Students
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Clyde, Laurel A.; Klobas, Jane E. – Internet Research, 2001
Examines changes in experience and confidence among university students in Iceland taking their first Internet course between 1994 and 2000. Discusses results of time series that show that the number of participants with prior experience has increased and makes recommendations for course content, including advanced skills in Internet use.…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Klobas, Jane E.; Clyde, Laurel A. – Library & Information Science Research, 2000
This longitudinal study investigated the reasons that adult learners in Iceland gave for wanting to learn about the Internet, and their attitudes. Describes three research stages: identification of an analytical framework; testing of a behavioral intention model; and use of the model to identify attitudes, social influences, perceived control, and…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries