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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Kanuka, Heather; Rourke, Liam – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The provision of blended learning strategies designed to assist academics in the higher education sector with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for effective teaching with technology has been, and continues to be, a challenge for teaching centres in Canada. It is unclear, first, whether this is an ongoing issue unique to Canada; and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Blended Learning, Interviews
Seitz, Christopher M.; Milroy, Jeffrey J.; Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Wyrick, David L.; Herring, Jeremy; Koech, Mike – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2011
The hookah pipe is an ancient tool for smoking tobacco and is a growing public health concern at the global level. YouTube is a website that allows its members to post videos for people to watch and to share comments about the videos in an online forum. The purpose of the study was to investigate the types of videos about hookah on YouTube, their…
Descriptors: Evidence, Video Technology, Smoking, Health Personnel
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Battisti, F.; Boato, G.; Carli, M.; Neri, A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
Low-cost personal computers, wireless access technologies, the Internet, and computer-equipped classrooms allow the design of novel and complementary methodologies for teaching digital information security in electrical engineering curricula. The challenges of the current digital information era require experts who are effectively able to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computers, Computer Networks, Telecommunications
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Shoemaker, Adam – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2011
This paper explores creative responses to global educational, financial and ethical crises. The focus is the potential intersection between academic, Internet and media freedoms. At base, it asks whether there are rights (of definition, use and control) associated with each of these. For instance, is unfettered access to the Internet a human right…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Internet, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
Kimura, Tadamasa – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The objective of this dissertation is to explore the socio-cultural contextualization of the digital divide in Japanese society. I undertake this task by developing a theoretical and methodological framework based on the notion of "culture as models," while explicating the cultural dimensions of the digital divide and the dynamics of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Pirkola, Ari – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2009
Introduction: Investigates how effectively Web search engines index new sites from different countries. The primary interest is whether new sites are indexed equally or whether search engines are biased towards certain countries. If major search engines show biased coverage it can be considered a significant economic and political problem because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Search Engines
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
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Mason, Robin; Rennie, Frank – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2004
Rural and remote learners are disadvantaged even with online provision due to poor connections. Broadband offers a potential solution. This paper looks at the initial results of a project to install broadband services in the Western Isles of Scotland. It focuses on the educational potential of broadband and the design implications for online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Internet
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LeLoup, Jean W.; Ponterio, Robert – Language Learning & Technology, 2004
Foreign language (FL) teachers have long been leaders in the use of technology in the classroom, from short wave radio and newspapers, to film strips, to tape recorders, to records, 16 mm films, video, and now computers, as a means of bringing authentic language and culture to their students. Computer and Internet technologies require…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology