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Georgiadou, Elissavet; Kolaxizis, Ioannis – Education Sciences, 2019
Open Educational Resources (OERs) have become a very useful medium in the fields of education, research, and training in recent decades, supported by governments and highly respected universities and institutions worldwide. Today's university students--in western societies mainly--have been born and raised in a digital world; consuming, providing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Film Study, Open Educational Resources, College Students
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Hart, Michael – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
Although the perception of many is that internet access is now nearly ubiquitous, the reality, according to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, is that somewhere around 30 percent of American homes still do not have it. The NTIA also reports that, while 80 percent of the households in which family income is more than…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Telecommunications, Internet, Poverty
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Chawinga, Winner Dominic – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
It is understood that microblogging (tweeting) which is a form of Web 2.0, has been a centre of attraction in some institutions of higher education. However, despite its hype and pomp as reported by some scholars in developed countries, integration of Twitter in a classroom environment in developing countries is just beginning to flourish. In…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Robertson, Nikki D. – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The Internet and the advent of e-books have launched school libraries beyond brick and mortar, allowing patrons 24/7 access to the resources they seek. With these technological advancements, an often-iterated question arises as to the relevance of libraries and librarians now that access to information previously available through print,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Materials, Shared Resources and Services, Technology Uses in Education
Carraher, Joan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
1:1 Laptop initiatives continue to grow throughout Nebraska schools. There are many questions regarding their effectiveness in improving student learning, justifications for expenses, and the process to guide such an initiative. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' perceptions of academic self-efficacy and self-regulation while…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Grade 8
Dempsey, Kathy – Computers in Libraries, 2011
In the summer of 2010, Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam started offering the world's first library in an airport. This article describes Airport Library which is no ordinary library. It holds more than 1,200 items, but it lends nothing. It operates 24/7, yet it's only staffed by volunteers for 2 or 3 hours a day. It offers just nine public-access…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Air Transportation, Internet, Library Services
Heiden, James P. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student access to the Internet has dramatically increased during the first decade of 2000. A recent study indicated that over 85% of US teens have regular access to a cell phone (Rideout et al., 2010). The cell phone coupled with an Internet plan has created the smart phone. This technology allows students to decide when and where they want to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Phenomenology
Page, Stephen F., Ed. – Center on Innovations in Learning, Temple University, 2015
This second issue of "Connect" highlights innovative teaching as practiced by teachers and administrators in Michigan schools as they seek to provide greater personalization for every student's learning. Nicholas Provenzano and Ben Gilpin give field reports from their schools, which have implemented a version of 20-Time--a concept…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Hoskins, Barbara J. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2010
This article discusses how faculty members feel about the growth and quality of distance, distributed, and online higher education. The twenty-first century university must innovate to survive as the Internet becomes the dominant source of knowledge and learning. The twenty-first century student connects with information differently than earlier…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Strategies, College Faculty, Higher Education
Jhaveri, Hemlata – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As more demands are being placed on faculty inside of the classroom, the debate surrounding the feasibility of faculty having the time and resources to be involved outside the classroom continues. At the same time there is a growing concern that in light of current advancements in technology; oral communication skills, basic to human existence is…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Two Year College Students, Experiential Learning, Dormitories
Jones, Jami – School Library Journal, 2004
Today's teens face an endless barrage of media--television, movies, radio, the Internet, magazines, and electronic games, not to mention those advertising slogans that shout out at them from billboards, bumper stickers, and even T-shirts. The sheer amount of time that teens spend with media is mind-boggling. Over the course of a year, young adults…
Descriptors: Internet, Television, Libraries, Adolescents
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2013
As school districts strive to put more technology into schools to support 1-to-1 computing initiatives and prepare for the common-core online assessments, the federal E-rate program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world. While the program can boast great success since its…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Access to Computers
Fredrick, Kathy – School Library Monthly, 2009
How can a school librarian share instruction and information with students and colleagues in the virtual world? Library Web pages make resources available 24/7. New tools available to schools can also give new options in making a Web presence known. This article suggests a plan for school librarians on how they can manage their libraries' online…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Automation, Technology Uses in Education, Library Services
Krishnan, Yvonne – Computers in Libraries, 2011
With the advent of mobile phones--and smartphones in particular--people are slowly moving away from the notion that mobile phones are just for making calls and texting. This coupled with the fact that the uptake of mobile phones hit the 5 billion mark in 2010 has spurred many libraries to offer services that can be used by their patrons on these…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Librarians, Telecommunications
Weldon, Lorette S. J. – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Information professionals need to be reachable through email (through cell phones, laptops, Treos, and BlackBerries) and customers' questions have to be answered in "real time," meaning that once the question is sent, an answer is expected that moment. A library in a Google environment allows this to happen. It also allows the information…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Scientists, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet
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