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Murray, Jacqueline; Lachowsky, Nathan J. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
The Internet, which has made information ubiquitous and seemingly infinite, has transformed education. Universities are challenged to educate students to navigate and evaluate critically the undifferentiated information of the Internet so that students gain the ability to transform it into knowledge. To better understand the effects of taking a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Internet
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Clark, J. Spencer; Brown, James Scott; Jandildinov, Medet – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2016
The concepts of reflection and reflective practice have become the core of many teacher education programmes, with critical reflection as the goal for many teacher educators. This study examined the use of a videoconference discussion in an instructional methodology course as a means to enrich the process of reflection and encourage critical…
Descriptors: Reflection, Critical Thinking, Videoconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication
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Tlhoaele, Malefyane; Suhre, Cor; Hofman, Adriaan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Cooperative learning may improve students' motivation, understanding of course concepts, and academic performance. This study therefore enhanced a cooperative, group-project learning technique with technology resources to determine whether doing so improved students' deep learning and performance. A sample of 118 engineering students, randomly…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Comprehension, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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Kharkhurin, Anatoliy V.; Wei, Li – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2015
This study further explores the theme of bilingual creativity with the present focus on code-switching. Specifically, it investigates whether code-switching practice has an impact on creativity. In line with the previous research, selective attention was proposed as a potential cognitive mechanism, which on the one hand would benefit from…
Descriptors: Role, Code Switching (Language), Creativity, College Students
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Farajollahi, Mehran; Zandi, Bahman; Sarmadi, Mohamadreza; Keshavarz, Mohsen – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
In a Distance Education (DE) system, students must be equipped with seven skills of computer (ICDL) usage. This paper aims at investigating the effect of a DE system on the computer literacy of Master of Arts students at Tehran University. The design of this study is quasi-experimental. Pre-test and post-test were used in both control and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Computer Literacy, Graduate Students
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Oyelekan, Oloyede Solomon; Akinpelu, Gabriel Akinyemi; Daramola, Florence Olutunu – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2015
The Internet is one technology that has impacted tremendously on the sociological fabric of man. In the field of education, it serves as a library of knowledge from where virtually all information could be obtained. Knowledge of how well higher institution students use the Internet for learning may enable their lecturers take appropriate decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Science, Science Education
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Sapa, Remigiusz; Krakowska, Monika; Janiak, Malgorzata – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The paper presents original research designed to explore and compare selected aspects of the information seeking behaviour of mathematicians (scientists and students) on the Internet. Method: The data were gathered through a questionnaire distributed at the end of 2011 and in January 2012. Twenty-nine professional mathematicians and…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Scientists, Internet, Mass Media Use
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Webb, Aubree M.; Knight, Stephanie L.; Wu, X. Ben; Schielack, Jane F. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2014
The purpose of this research is to explore a new computer-based interactive learning approach to assess the impact on student learning and attitudes toward science in a large university ecology classroom. A comparison was done with an established program to measure the relative impact of the new approach. The first inquiry project, BearCam, gives…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Biology
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Thomas, Kevin; O'Bannon, Blanche – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2013
This study employed a survey to examine the perceptions of 92 preservice teachers enrolled at a small Midwestern liberal arts university regarding their support of the use of cell phones in the classroom, the benefits of specific cell phone features for school-related work, and the instructional benefits of and barriers to using cell phones in the…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Telecommunications
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Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein; McDonell, Tommy – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2013
Our study contributes to our understanding of Internet reading by Emergent Bilinguals (EB) and Native English speakers (NS) by investigating their recall of two Internet reading passages containing additional information available through either hypertext links or footnotes. Participants included 25 EB and 25 NS college students. Answers to cued…
Descriptors: College Students, Native Speakers, Bilingual Students, Internet
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2010
A report of findings from a content analysis of 191 course-related research assignment handouts distributed to undergraduates on 28 college campuses across the U.S., as part of Project Information Literacy. A majority of handouts in the sample emphasized standards about the mechanics of compiling college research papers, more so than guiding…
Descriptors: Assignments, Instructional Materials, Research Tools, Information Sources
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Uline, Carol S.; Notar, Charles E.; Barkley, Jordan M.; Wilson, Janell D.; Herring, Donna F.; McEntyre, Judy – International Education Studies, 2008
This article focuses on the three-year findings of a parent survey designed to gauge their students' technology interest while receiving instruction from student teachers in a federal educational technology grant. A major objective of the grant was to engage pre-service teachers in a computer technology training program designed to equip them with…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Access to Computers, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Lim, Doo Hun; Morris, Michael L.; Kupritz, Virginia W. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2007
This study investigates differences in instructional and learner factors between two groups of learners exposed to online only and blended delivery formats, respectively, in an effort to compare learning outcomes and other instructional variables between online and blended delivery methods. Findings indicated that no significant differences…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Smith, Glenn Gordon; Kurthen, Hermann – International Journal on E-Learning, 2007
The authors analyzed online interactions in hybrid and blended courses to: (a) investigate if constructs from micro-sociology, such as self-talk, norms, and front-back-stage performance, provide a theoretical context for online interaction, and (b) compare courses with more versus fewer online components in terms of online interaction patterns.…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Interaction, Norms, Online Courses