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Farajollahi, Mehran; Zandi, Bahman; Sarmadi, Mohamadreza; Keshavarz, Mohsen – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
In a Distance Education (DE) system, students must be equipped with seven skills of computer (ICDL) usage. This paper aims at investigating the effect of a DE system on the computer literacy of Master of Arts students at Tehran University. The design of this study is quasi-experimental. Pre-test and post-test were used in both control and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Computer Literacy, Graduate Students
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East, Rob – Active Learning in Higher Education the Journal of the Institute for Learning and Teaching, 2005
In order to facilitate personal development planning (PDP), the UK higher education sector is committed to introducing progress files. This article explores the experience of one institution in seeking to establish a system of progress files. It identifies the main practical problems in doing this, highlighting the lack of agreement on the skills…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Frydenberg, Mark – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
From their presence on social media sites to in-house application data files, the amount of data that companies, governments, individuals, and sensors generate is overwhelming. The growth of Big Data in both consumer and enterprise activities has caused educators to consider options for including Big Data in the Information Systems curriculum.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Introductory Courses, Information Systems, Information Technology
Turner, Jeffery E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Public schools in the state of Texas are held accountable for performance and quality of education. Accountability is important to all schools, but it is critical to open-enrollment charter schools to remain in good standing. The current economic situation in Texas public education has brought attention as well as the need for alternative…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Exit Examinations, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests
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Asiimwe, Edgar Napoleon; Grönlund, Åke – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2015
Mobile learning involves use of mobile devices to participate in learning activities. Most e-learning activities are available to participants through learning systems such as learning content management systems (LCMS). Due to certain challenges, LCMS are not equally accessible on all mobile devices. This study investigates actual use, perceived…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Management Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Allen, Laura K.; Jacovina, Matthew E.; Dascalu, Mihai; Roscoe, Rod D.; Kent, Kevin M.; Likens, Aaron D.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2016
This study investigates how and whether information about students' writing can be recovered from basic behavioral data extracted during their sessions in an intelligent tutoring system for writing. We calculate basic and time-sensitive keystroke indices based on log files of keys pressed during students' writing sessions. A corpus of prompt-based…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Processes, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Solcova, Lucia – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
Implementation of ICT in the educational process has allowed us especially in the last decade to fully develop cognitive and psychomotor skills of students. A typical example is the use of multimedia, through which the learner gradually formed and developed their skills in the area of sensory perception. The paper is focused on one of the modern…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Layout (Publications), High Schools, Electronic Publishing
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Herde, Christoph Nils; Wüstenberg, Sascha; Greiff, Samuel – Applied Measurement in Education, 2016
Complex Problem Solving (CPS) is seen as a cross-curricular 21st century skill that has attracted interest in large-scale-assessments. In the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, CPS was assessed all over the world to gain information on students' skills to acquire and apply knowledge while dealing with nontransparent…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
Bush, Michael D. – Educational Technology, 2016
Ayamel is a system developed by Brigham Young University (BYU) and the American Councils for International Education. "Ayamel" is a stylized name developed to stand for International Media Library, a new designation for the federally funded project that started out as the "Flagship Media Library." The project was funded by The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Video Technology
Grier, Christopher L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Web browsers are plagued with vulnerabilities, providing hackers with easy access to computer systems using browser-based attacks. Efforts that retrofit existing browsers have had limited success since modern browsers are not designed to withstand attack. To enable more secure web browsing, we design and implement new web browsers from the ground…
Descriptors: Expertise, Metric System, Internet, Web Browsers
Bowman, Mic; Camargo, Bill – D-Lib Magazine, 1998
Examines file sharing within corporations that use wide-area, distributed file systems. Applications and user interactions strongly suggest that the addition of services typically associated with digital libraries (content-based file location, strongly typed objects, representation of complex relationships between documents, and extrinsic…
Descriptors: Classification, Corporations, Electronic Libraries, Information Networks
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Kyle, Kristopher; Crossley, Scott A. – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2015
This study explores the construct of lexical sophistication and its applications for measuring second language lexical and speaking proficiency. In doing so, the study introduces the Tool for the Automatic Analysis of LExical Sophistication (TAALES), which calculates text scores for 135 classic and newly developed lexical indices related to word…
Descriptors: Lexicology, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Measures (Individuals)
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Geverdt, Douglas E. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE) program develops geographic data to help policymakers, program administrators, and the public understand relationships between educational institutions and the communities they serve. One of the commonly used geographic data items is the NCES…
Descriptors: Demography, Geographic Distribution, Classification, Geographic Location
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Skupas, Bronius – Informatics in Education, 2010
Automatic program evaluation is a way to assess source program files. These techniques are used in learning management environments, programming exams and contest systems. However, use of automated program evaluation encounters problems: some evaluations are not clear for the students and the system messages do not show reasons for lost points.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Automation, Computer Software
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Keleher, Lori A. – Mathematics Teacher, 2006
The Career Mathematics file is an occupational problem-solving system, which includes a wide range of mathematical problems and solutions, collected from various resources and helps students establish connections between mathematics and their environment. The study shows that the problems given can be used as realistic examples to study and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics, Problem Solving
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