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Ginley, Kristine J.; Giraud, Gerald; Weglarz, Donna – Online Submission, 2006
Because there are few instruments designed to measure the specific behaviors and characteristics instructors expect of college students and how well the majority of their students meet those expectations, an original survey instrument has been created to address that need. Focus group interviews were held, and as a result of those interviews, an…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Focus Groups, College Students, Student Behavior
Rodriguez, Adolfo – 2001
This paper discusses the digital divide from the perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlights include: new issues that make access to electronic resources difficult for users; differences in technological infrastructure among countries; how Internet users are distributed worldwide; Internet access in Africa; the number of students…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
Manmart, Lampang – 2001
This paper looks at how the Internet has impacted library and information science (LIS) schools in Thailand, focusing on how it has been used and changes in the teaching/learning process, curriculum, and programs. Data were collected by questionnaires sent to 146 academic staff in 16 LIS schools, interviews with 16 heads of LIS schools, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Velayo, Richard – 2001
There is evidence of the pedagogical effectiveness of online teaching and the teaching styles that work best with it. However, few studies have looked at the specific pedagogical approaches in relation to specific learning variables such as cognitive components, motivational components, and social components, and the online teaching features that…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software Evaluation, Core Curriculum
Rocha dos Reis, Pedro – 2000
The GENET (gene + net) Forum was designed as a contribution to help teachers and pupils to develop critical thinking, creativity, and values capable of assuring to future citizens an active and responsible involvement in societal evolution. This project (which includes a chat and online discussion forum) explores the ethical, legal, and social…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Current Events, General Education, Genetic Engineering
Denton, Jon J.; Strader, Arlen – 2000
A Technology in Texas Public Schools 1998 Survey instrument was integrated into a Web-based response system enabling the instrument to be accessed, completed, submitted, and instantaneously analyzed over the Internet. A mark-sense or optical scan paper version of the instrument was also developed for mail-out distribution to each school district…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Stenberg, Peter L. – 2000
The revolution in telecommunications technology will be a driving force in the future economic growth of rural areas. Federal and state universal service policies requiring delivery of service to rural areas were major factors in how the telephone system evolved during the 20th century. In the 1990s, telephone penetration rates were similar for…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Hispanic Americans, Internet
Finholt, Thomas A.; Brooks, JoAnn M. – 1997
This study reports on faculty response to the Journal STORage project (JSTOR), an online system for accessing digital back archives of core journals in history and economics. Data were collected about general journal use, Internet use, and JSTOR use via a survey administered to 160 historians and economists at the University of Michigan and at…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Archives, Economics, Electronic Libraries