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Lim, Woong; Son, Ji-Won; Gregson, Susan; Kim, Jihye – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2018
This article examines high school students' engagement in a set of trigonometry problems. Students completed this task independently in an online environment with access to Internet search engines, online textbooks, and YouTube videos. The findings imply that students have the resourcefulness to solve procedure-based mathematics problems in an…
Descriptors: High School Students, Trigonometry, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Breakstone, Joel; McGrew, Sarah; Smith, Mark; Ortega, Teresa; Wineburg, Sam – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
In recent years--and especially since the 2016 presidential election--numerous media organizations, newspapers, and policy advocates have made efforts to help Americans become more careful consumers of the information they see online. In K-12 and higher education, the main approach has been to provide students with checklists they can use to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bagherniya, Mohammad; Taghipour, Ali; Sharma, Manoj; Sahebkar, Amirhossein; Contento, Isobel R.; Keshavarz, Seyed Ali; Mostafavi Darani, Firoozeh; Safarian, Mohammad – Health Education Research, 2018
Social cognitive theory (SCT) is a well-known theory for designing nutrition education and physical activity programs for adolescents. This systematic review aimed to evaluate the efficacy of intervention studies based on SCT in reducing or preventing overweight and obesity in adolescents. An electronic literature search in PubMed-Medline, Web of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Social Cognition, Body Composition
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Alyami, Huda Y.; Assiri, Eman A. – International Education Studies, 2018
The present study aims to identify the most significant roles of the invisible web in improving academic research and the main obstacles and challenges facing the use of the invisible web in improving academic research from the perspective of academics in Saudi universities. The descriptive analytical approach was utilized in this study. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Online Searching, Educational Research
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Campbell, Allison; Taylor, Brian; Bates, Jessica; O'Connor-Bones, Una – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
The article reports on a systematic method of undertaking a literature search on the educational impact of being a young carer (16-24 years old). The search methodology applied and described in detail will be of value to academic librarians and to other education researchers who undertake systematic literature searches. Seven bibliographic…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Science Research, Search Strategies, Comparative Analysis
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Kurt, Adile Askim; Emiroglu, Bülent Gürsel – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The objective of the present study was to examine students' online information searching strategies, their cognitive absorption levels and the information pollution levels on the Internet based on different variables and to determine the correlation between these variables. The study was designed with the survey model, the study group included 198…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Information Seeking, Search Strategies, Internet
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Boster, Jamie B.; McCarthy, John W. – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The Internet is a source of many resources for graduate speech-language pathology (SLP) students. It is important to understand the resources students are aware of, which they use, and why they are being chosen as sources of information for therapy activities. A national online survey of graduate SLP students was conducted to assess their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Social Networks
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Linvill, Darren L.; Boatwright, Brandon C.; Grant, Will J. – Communication Education, 2018
In this content analysis, we explored how students address instructor ideology in the university classroom through the social media platform Twitter. We employed Boolean search operators through Salesforce Marketing Cloud Radian6 software to gather tweets and identified English language tweets by how students referenced their instructor's…
Descriptors: Dissent, Ideology, Mass Media Use, Content Analysis
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Kofo, Soetan Aderonke; Mercy, Ominuta Itohan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Information literacy skills are the ability that enables learners to successfully surf the internet in search of information to improve learning. The internet is a platform that consists of different resources where learners can search for and retrieve information. However, undergraduates do not possess the skills to surf the internet, find and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Foreign Countries, Internet, Undergraduate Students
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Lowe, M. Sara; Maxson, Bronwen K.; Stone, Sean M.; Miller, Willie; Snajdr, Eric; Hanna, Kathleen – College & Research Libraries, 2018
Boolean logic can be a difficult concept for first-year, introductory students to grasp. This paper compares the results of Boolean and natural language searching across several databases with searches created from student research questions. Performance differences between databases varied. Overall, natural search language is at least as good as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Natural Language Processing, Online Searching, Search Strategies
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Pearce, Joshua M. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2018
As it provides a firm foundation for advancing knowledge, a solid literature review is a critical feature of any academic investigation. Yet, there are several challenges in performing literature reviews including: (1) lack of access to the literature because of costs, (2) fracturing of the literature into many sources, lack of access and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Computer Software, Open Source Technology, Best Practices
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Rysavy, Monica D. T.; Michalak, Russell; Hunt, Kevin – American Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The Digital Archival Advertisements Survey Process (DAASP) model is a collaborative active learning exercise designed to aid students in evaluating primary source documents of print-based advertisements. By deploying DAASP, the researchers were able to assess the students' ability to evaluate their biases of the advertisements in a first-year…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Archives
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Mayo, Michael; Howell, William; De Masi, Sara – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2018
Educators have long sought how to prepare students to develop a global mind set and to work under conditions of complexity and uncertainty common in many world markets. The purpose of this study was to support educators in this cause by providing them with a "hands-on" exercise readily adaptable across the business curriculum to identify…
Descriptors: International Trade, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Cultural Differences
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Hepworth, Katherine; Mensing, Donica; Yun, Gi Woong – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2018
As the journalism profession continues to reinvent itself, journalism professors struggle to keep up with technological advancements that provide their students with industry-relevant skills. This study seeks to understand how journalism professors find information about online tools for teaching, to learn about the efficacy of their current…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, College Faculty, Information Seeking, Online Searching
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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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