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Wittebols, James H. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2016
How well students conduct research online is an increasing concern for educators at all levels, especially higher education. This paper describes the evolution of a course that examines confirmation bias, information searching, and the political economy of information as keys to becoming more information and media literate. After a key assignment…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Information Literacy, Internet, Information Seeking
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Govorov, Michael; Gienko, Gennady – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2013
Content development and maintenance of geographic information systems (GIS) related courses, especially designed for distance and online delivery, could be a tedious task even for an experienced instructor. The paper outlines application of abstract instructional design techniques for modeling course structure and developing corresponding course…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Internet, Course Content, Geographic Information Systems
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Khan, Tehmina – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to identify the offering and nature (scope) of sustainability accounting courses at universities that have signed the Talloires Declaration and also at universities with prominent sustainability accounting researchers' affiliations. For this purpose a university web sites content analysis for sustainability…
Descriptors: Profiles, Accounting, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Schuetze, Ulf; Weimer-Stuckmann, Gerlinde – CALICO Journal, 2010
This article presents the concept development, research programming, and learning design of a lexical processing web application, Virtual Vocabulary, which was developed using theories in both cognitive psychology and second language acquisition (SLA). It is being tested with first-year students of German at the University of Victoria in Canada,…
Descriptors: Intervals, Second Language Learning, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries
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McAskill, William – College Quarterly, 2008
In response to the rapid advances in information technology, greater pressure has been placed on academic libraries and teaching faculty to incorporate information literacy skills into the curriculum. Although these skills have been taught for decades, the principles and concepts of information literacy have taken on new urgency as they are…
Descriptors: Information Management, Academic Libraries, Information Technology, Information Literacy
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Edmonds, Kelly – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
Issues of copyright infringement are contentious for academia in the online environment. The educational community on campus must carefully consider how digital materials are used, created and disseminated online given that present laws that regulate these actions are not well developed. It can seem like anyone's guess on how to proceed in order…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Murphy, Elizabeth – E-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology, 2004
This paper describes the design of a web-based learning module. The aim in the design was to operationalize the concepts of granularity, reusability, scalability, and interoperability as they relate to learning objects. The prototypical module was designed for contexts where identifying and solving ill-structured problems is relevant. The module…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Learning Modules, Internet, Problem Solving