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Gravlee, Clarence C.; Maxwell, Chad R.; Jacobsohn, Aryeh; Bernard, H. Russell – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
This article tests whether collecting pile-sort data online produces results similar to those obtained with face-to-face methods. We collected pile sorts from 227 university students in the cultural domain of emotions. To test for mode and design effects, we randomly assigned participants to face-to-face or internet modes and to either a 15- or…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Online Searching, Internet, Interviews
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Heafner, Tina L.; Triplett, Nicholas; Handler, Laura; Massey, Dixie – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
Current events influence public interest and drive Internet word searches. For over a decade, linguists and dictionary publishers have analyzed big data from Internet word searches to designate "Words of the Year" (WsOY). In this study, we examine how WsOY can foster critical digital literacy and illuminate essential aspects of inquiry…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Social Studies, Internet, Computer Literacy
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Alhawiti, Mohammed M.; Abdelhamid, Yasser – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2017
With the advent of web based learning and content management tools, e-learning has become a matured learning paradigm, and changed the trend of instructional design from instructor centric learning paradigm to learner centric approach, and evolved from "one instructional design for many learners" to "one design for one learner"…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Centered Learning, Instructional Design, Individualized Instruction
Rosario, Ryan Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Text classification typically performs best with large training sets, but short texts are very common on the World Wide Web. Can we use resampling and data augmentation to construct larger texts using similar terms? Several current methods exist for working with short text that rely on using external data and contexts, or workarounds. Our focus is…
Descriptors: Classification, Models, Semantics, Electronic Publishing
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Bouchereau, Aymeric; Roxin, Ioan – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Computer systems tend to be ubiquitous as they become more integrated in our everyday activities, embedded in tables, shoes, watch and plenty of others connected things (CT). In the e-learning field, the transformations induced by the Internet of Things (IoT) allow individuals to learn whenever they want, accessing a quantity of diverse digital…
Descriptors: Semantics, Internet, Teaching Methods, Information Technology
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Alhasan, Khawla; Chen, Liming; Chen, Feng – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Various learners with various requirements have led to the raise of a crucial concern in the area of e-learning. A new technology for propagating learning to learners worldwide, has led to an evolution in the e-learning industry that takes into account all the requirements of the learning process. In spite of the wide growing, the e-learning…
Descriptors: Semantics, Models, Cognitive Style, Electronic Learning
Kulkarni, Vivek – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Language on the Internet and social media varies due to time, geography, and social factors. For example, consider an online chat forum where people from different regions across the world interact. In such scenarios, it is important to track and detect regional variation in language. A person from the UK, who is in conversation with someone from…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Computational Linguistics, Internet, Social Media
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Khamparia, Aditya; Pandey, Babita – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Ontologies are emerging as best representation techniques for knowledge based context domains. The continuing need for interoperation, collaboration and effective information retrieval has lead to the creation of semantic web with the help of tools and reasoners which manages personalized information. The future of semantic web lies in an ontology…
Descriptors: Semantics, Internet, Information Retrieval, Programming Languages
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Darancik, Yasemin – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
It has been observed that data-based translation programs are often used both in and outside the class unconsciously and thus there occurs many problems in foreign language learning and teaching. To draw attention to this problem, with this study, whether the program has satisfactory results or not has been revealed by making translations from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence Based Practice, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Yu, Feng; Peng, Theodore; Peng, Kaiping; Zheng, Sam Xianjun; Liu, Zhiyuan – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
The central hypothesis of Semantic Network Model of Creativity is that creative people, who are exposed to more information that are both novel and useful, will have more interconnections between event schemas in their associations. The networks of event schemas in creative people's minds were expected to be wider and denser than those in less…
Descriptors: Creativity, Social Media, Scores, Regression (Statistics)
Albahli, Saleh M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The World Wide Web enables an easy, instant access to a huge quantity of information. Over the last few decades, a number of improvements have been achieved that helped the web reach its current state. However, the current Internet links documents together without understanding them, and thus, makes the content of web only human-readable rather…
Descriptors: Internet, Semantics, Information Retrieval, Web Sites
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Barnes, Tiffany, Ed.; Chi, Min, Ed.; Feng, Mingyu, Ed. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2016
The 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016) is held under the auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, in the USA. The conference, held June 29-July 2, 2016, follows the eight previous editions (Madrid 2015, London 2014, Memphis…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Evidence Based Practice, Inquiry, Science Instruction
Luz, Bruno N.; Santos, Rafael; Alves, Bruno; Areão, Andreza S.; Yokoyama, Marcos H.; Guimarães, Marcelo P. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
The main purpose of this paper is to present the importance of Interactive Learning Objects (ILO) to improve the teaching-learning process by assuring a constant interaction among teachers and students, which in turn, allows students to be constantly supported by the teacher. The paper describes the ontology that defines the ILO available on the…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Metadata, Interaction, Learning Processes
Niknam, Mehrdad – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A construction project requires collaboration of different organizations such as owner, designer, contractor, and resource suppliers. These organizations need to exchange information to improve their teamwork. Understanding the information created in other organizations requires specialized human resources. Construction cost estimating is one of…
Descriptors: Semantics, Construction Industry, Costs, Internet
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Zablith, Fouad; Fernandez, Miriam; Rowe, Matthew – Interactive Learning Environments, 2015
Linked Data increases the value of an organisation's data over the web by introducing explicit and machine processable links at the data level. We have adopted this new stream of data representation to produce and expose existing data within The Open University (OU) as Linked Data. We present in this paper our approach for producing the data,…
Descriptors: Data, Metadata, Open Universities, Social Networks
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