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Hussain, Irshad; Cakir, Ozlem; Candeger, Ümmügülsüm – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This paper demonstrates the role of social media as a learning technology for university students and highlights their problems associated with its use. The population of the study consisted of Masters' and Bachelor Studies students studying in their final semesters in the departments of Social Sciences at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Students, Social Sciences, Mass Media Use
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Thapliyal, Nisha – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
From Facebook-coordinated high-school walkouts to compelling Internet-based protest art that has accompanied recent teacher strikes, grassroots education activism in the USA has gone digital. Despite the proliferation of research on the mediatisation of education policy, few studies have explored the ways in which activists for public education…
Descriptors: Public Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Teacher Strikes
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Hannaford, Jeanette; Beavis, Catherine – Literacy, 2018
Increasing numbers of children are caught up in global flows of moving peoples. This movement may be voluntary or forced and is experienced within a range of settings. Coming from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and moving around the world due to their parents' employment, the children found in traditional International Schools are a…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Global Education, Relocation
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Cernat, Alexandru; Lynn, Peter – Field Methods, 2018
This article is concerned with the extent to which the propensity to participate in a web face-to-face sequential mixed-mode survey is influenced by the ability to communicate with sample members by e-mail in addition to mail. Researchers may be able to collect e-mail addresses for sample members and to use them subsequently to send survey…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Mass Media Role
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Çuhadar, Elif; Ünal, Fatma – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
In this study, while the definition of informal education, which displays the main features of lifelong learning, is made, it is also attempted to identify the contributions of the local newspapers, through which the society can reach its own unique and necessary information, to the lifelong learning of their readers. In the research, within this…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Newspapers, Local Issues, Informal Education
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Osipova, Nadezhda G.; Elishev, Sergey O.; Pronchev, Gennadi B.; Monakhov, Danila N. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2018
The paper is dedicated to the analysis of the social and political portrait of the contemporary Russian young students. The empirical basis of the work is made up by the results of sociological monitoring of the young students' ideas about social and political processes, socialization institutions and youth policy subjects conducted by the authors…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Political Attitudes, Moral Values
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Carrier, Nathalie – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Within the wider education industry, a large quantity of ideas, practices and products are routinely promoted as useful innovations. These innovations span many forms such as software applications, open source courseware, online learning platforms and web 2.0 technologies. Coupled with this promotion, there is increasing interest and…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Internet
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Clark, Melissa; Fine, Monica B.; Scheuer, Cara-Lynn – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2017
The landscape in consumer marketing is changing due to the rise in popularity of social media. This shift has also affected how higher education institutions build relationships with their stakeholders. This study explores how social media engagement impacts relationship quality between the university and one of its key stakeholder groups,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Media, Mass Media Role, Stakeholders
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Al-Smadi, Hend Sam'an Ibrahim – International Education Studies, 2017
The study aimed at recognizing the effect of the social networking sites (henceforth snss) in creating moral crisis and the role of the university in its confrontation from the view point of faculty members at Qassim University. Two tests were constructed; the first included (29 items) developed to identify the role of snss in creating moral…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mass Media Role, Mass Media Effects, Teacher Attitudes
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Mohamad Saifudin, Mohamad Saleh – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Considering the massive environmental problems occurring in Malaysia, the media and the ENGOs are said to play pivotal roles in delivering environmental information to the mass society in order to increase their awareness, knowledge and practices towards the environment and sustainability. This study sought to shed the light on the type of roles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Conservation (Environment), Sustainability
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Ahmed, Sayed Salahuddin; Hassan, Abdulkhaleq Q. A. – English Language Teaching, 2017
Is not it deplorable that in a country that tops in the entire world in using several social media sites does not utilize the same media in acquiring knowledge and skills? In Saudi Arabia, undergraduate students spend a significant amount of time on social media every day, but they are reluctant (or not motivated enough) to use the same media for…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Students, Technology Uses in Education, Relevance (Education)
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Nunes, Clarisse; Miranda, Guilhermina Lobato; Amaral, Isabel – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2017
This study aimed to analyze how the Social Software tools could respond to the needs of parents and teachers of students with multiple disabilities in improving their practices, as well as provide information and resources related to the topic of multiple disabilities. The study was implemented in Portugal and involved 45 participants: 25 special…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Multiple Disabilities, Family Programs, School Support
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Choate, Peter W. – Child Care in Practice, 2017
Jeffery Baldwin died in 2002 in the care of his maternal grandparents. The case received intense media attention at various times over an almost eight-year period. Along with other public documents, the media coverage permits an analysis of the practice errors by Child Protection Services that are related to the failure to protect Jeffrey. Nine…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, News Reporting, Social Work, Child Safety
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Yasukawa, Keiko; Hamilton, Mary; Evans, Jeff – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Programme of International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is put forward as a landmark development in the lifelong monitoring and international comparison of education. The first round of PIAAC's Survey of Adult Skills compared performance in literacy, numeracy and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, National Surveys, Skill Analysis, International Assessment
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Yemini, Miri; Gordon, Noa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This study applies discourse analysis to Israeli media coverage of national and international standardized examinations within Israel's public education system. Through systematic analysis of the topic in the two main Israeli financial publications between the years 2000 and 2013, we explore the nature and narrative of the media and compare the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, International Assessment, National Competency Tests
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