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Geyer, L. S.; Hall, H.; le Roux, M. P.; Crafford, G. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
International studies reveal that students have more freedom, as well as unstructured and unsupervised time, which makes them susceptible to problematic internet use (PIU). Although students are a risk group for PIU, no evidence of local research on internet use among students could be identified. This article reports on a study on the nature and…
Descriptors: College Students, Mass Media Use, Mass Media Effects, Internet
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Hoag, Anne; Grant, August E.; Carpenter, Serena – NACADA Journal, 2017
Popular and news media sources may play a key role in influencing undergraduate choice of major, yet their unique impact has not been investigated. Most research has focused on the influence of unmediated salient referents, such as parents, on students' major choices. Therefore, we developed a scale to examine the role of media professionals and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, News Media, Majors (Students)
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Castaño-Muñoz, Jonatan; Carnoy, Martin; Duart, Josep M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
There is surprisingly little analysis of the employment and earnings impact on students of taking and completing Internet-based programs and of how it compares with earnings outcomes for graduates of face-to-face universities. This paper analyzes a follow-up survey of students who began attending the virtual Internet-based Open University of…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Case Studies, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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Robles-Gómez, Antonio; Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Tobarra, Llanos; Caminero, Agustin C.; Agudo, José M. – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The WWW nowadays enables faculty to develop new Internet-based applications that can be used to enhance classroom instruction. There is a clear evolution towards the implementation of new service-oriented learning/teaching systems, which can be considered as the latest generation of Internet-based platforms. This work first describes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Information Technology, Distance Education
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Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman M. – World Journal of Education, 2015
The aim of the current study was to investigate cyberbullying among Saudi's higher-education students. It also aimed to identify possible factors that may impact cyberbullying. A quantitative approach was implemented using an online survey questionnaire distributed to 287 students. The descriptive results indicated that students mainly avoid…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Statistical Analysis