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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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Kiili, Carita – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
This study explored how the construction of an argument graph promotes students' collaborative online reading compared to note-taking. Upper secondary school students ("n"?=?76) worked in pairs. The pairs were asked to search for and read source material on the Web for a joint essay and either construct an argument graph or take notes…
Descriptors: Reading, Secondary School Students, Cooperation, Graphs
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Salminen, Timo; Marttunen, Miika; Laurinen, Leena – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Joint construction of new knowledge demands that persons can express their statements in a convincing way and explore other people's arguments constructively. For this reason, more knowledge on different means to support collaborative argumentation is needed. This study clarifies whether structured interaction supports students' critical and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Persuasive Discourse, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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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Valtonen, Teemu; Dillon, Patrick; Hacklin, Stina; Vaisanen, Pertti – International Journal of Educational Research, 2010
This paper takes as its starting point assumptions about use of information and communication technology (ICT) by people born after 1983, the so called net generation. The focus of the paper is on social networking. A questionnaire survey was carried out with 1070 students from schools in Eastern Finland. Data are presented on students' ICT-skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), Generational Differences, Information Technology
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Junni, Paulina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2007
Introduction: The Internet has radically changed the global availability of scholarly publications. Today, a substantial part of the resources accessible for researchers and university students are offered through electronic site licenses, making the supply of easily obtainable information larger than ever. This brings forth an important question:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Information Seeking
Nurminen, Tuula – 1998
This article discusses the language related to electronic money in the Finnish media. The approach is linguistic and the theoretical framework is critical discourse analysis. The samples used in the analysis are from financial newspaper articles. The purpose is to compare the terminology used for traditional money with that used for electric…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Internet, Monetary Systems