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Neville, Karen; Heavin, Ciara – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2013
The emergence of social media has forced educators to think differently about the way learning occurs. Students and practitioners alike are using new technologies to connect with peers/colleagues, share ideas, resources and experiences for extracurricular activities. The social business gaming platform considered in this study leverages the social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Internet, Computer Security
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Thouësny, Sylvie –, 2013
Computer and Internet literacy is often taken for granted in the case of young adults born into the digital world; it is generally assumed that they can all use technology effectively. However, as mentioned by Fowley (2011), "it is easy to forget that in Ireland for example, many of the young people whom we routinely call digital natives have…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Second Language Learning, French
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Fowley, Cathy; English, Claire; Thouësny, Sylvie –, 2013
In September 2000, the newly-formed Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) held its first international conference, entitled "the State of the Interdiscipline", highlighting a new locus of research, and a "focus on the Internet as a distinct interdisciplinary field for research" (…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Research, Access to Information
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Mannix McNamara, Patricia; Moynihan, Sharon; Jourdan, Didier; Lynch, Raymond – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: National policy in Ireland states that all teachers are teachers of Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE). However national evaluations identify that all teachers do not subscribe to this view. This research aimed to examine the experiences and attitudes of undergraduate students towards teaching SPHE. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education Curriculum, Health Education
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Kelly, Gabrielle E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
There is a perception that university students have changed dramatically in their modes of learning in recent years, mainly due to their widespread use of the Internet as an information source, the change in student body due to the greater accessibility of third level education and changes in experience in second level education. Lectures,…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, College Students, Lecture Method, Internet
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Risquez, Angelica; Sanchez-Garcia, Marife – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
This study investigates how computer mediated communication (CMC) can sustain nourishing and emotionally enriching peer mentoring relations. A peer electronic mentoring program was implemented in an Irish university to facilitate freshmen's transition to college. A sample of 123 participants (42 mentors and 81 mentees) was evaluated with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Peer Relationship, College Freshmen
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McArdle, Gavin; Bertolotto, Michela – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Today, the Internet plays a major role in distributing learning material within third level education. Multiple online facilities provide access to educational resources. While early systems relied on webpages, which acted as repositories for learning material, nowadays sophisticated online applications manage and deliver learning resources.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Interaction
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Kennedy, Fionnuala; Bruen, Jenny; Péchenart, Juliette – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2012
The focus of this paper is twofold: first, on the development of an electronic version of a European Language Portfolio (ELP), known as the LOLIPOP (Language On-line Portfolio Project) ELP, and second on its integration into an undergraduate module on Intercultural Communication in an institute of higher education in Ireland. The paper begins by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Second Language Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Soomro, Safeeullah, Ed. – InTech, 2010
Since many decades Education Science and Technology has an achieved tremendous recognition and has been applied to variety of disciplines, mainly Curriculum development, methodology to develop e-learning systems and education management. Many efforts have been taken to improve knowledge of students, researchers, educationists in the field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Higher Education
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Kelly, Darren – New Directions for Higher Education, 2010
This chapter explores student learning in an international setting and the importance that students place on the international setting when they are considering where to study abroad. It examines how the social distance of foreign sites from America has been reduced in recent years due to globalization, politics, the Internet, internationalization…
Descriptors: International Education, Global Approach, Labor Market, Study Abroad
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Hourigan, Triona; Murray, Liam – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Due to the social changes brought about in no small part by Web 2.0 tools, the potential impact of the blog writing phenomenon upon teaching and learning contexts reveals an important area for consideration for all university educators, and in particular for e-learning practitioners. Today, web users may access a wide variety of media to express…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Richards, Derek – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2009
Universities have a responsibility to develop appropriate interventions to respond to the mental health needs of their students. Students' use of technology is an integral part of how they communicate and relate to the world; it is reasonable to consider engaging the internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for mental health…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Needs, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health
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Dennison, Carmel – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2009
Much has been written about the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in distance learning environments. A quick Google search turns up as many as 178,000 links to the term. ICT has been less used and discussed as a means of communication between research student and supervisor--particularly where this is the major means of student…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Internet
Higgs, Bettie, Ed.; McCarthy, Marian, Ed. – National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), 2008
This book presents a wide selection of issues currently of interest and concern in higher education institutions in Ireland. The chapters are snapshots of the intersection between theory, practice and research in particular settings; they are not meant to be comprehensive. Nevertheless, they present practice approaches, new theoretical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Curriculum Design
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