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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
Calvert, Hannah G.; Lane, Hannah G.; Bejarano, Carolina M.; Snow, Kelli; Hoppe, Kate; Alfonsin, Nicole; Turner, Lindsey; Carlson, Jordan A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Classroom-based physical activity (CBPA) is increasingly recommended as a method to support children's physical activity, health, and academic performance. Many adoption-ready programs exist to aid in the implementation of CBPA in schools; yet, implementation rates remain low. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which resources…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Class Activities, Context Effect, Intervention
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Huang, SuHua; Capps, Matthew; Blacklock, Jeff; Garza, Mary – Reading Psychology, 2014
This study employed a convergent mixed-method research design to investigate reading habits of American college students. A total of 1,265 (466 male and 799 female) college students voluntarily participated in the study by completing a self-reported survey. Twelve students participated in semi-structured interviews and classroom observations.…
Descriptors: College Students, Mixed Methods Research, Reading Habits, Student Surveys
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Olason, Daniel Thor; Kristjansdottir, Elsa; Einarsdottir, Hafdis; Haraldsson, Haukur; Bjarnason, Geir; Derevensky, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 2011
This study reports findings on Internet gambling and problem gambling among Icelandic youth. Participants were 1.537 13-18 year-old students, 786 boys and 747 girls. Results revealed that 56.6% had gambled at least once in the past 12 months and 24.3% on the Internet. Gender and developmental differences were found for Internet gambling, as boys…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Internet, Foreign Countries, Addictive Behavior
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Korkmaz, Murat; Esen, Binnaz Kiran – Education, 2013
The aim of this study is to design and evaluate a peer-training program about changing students' internet use habits. This study was conducted with students from two different elementary schools in Mersin, Turkey, who were enrolled in 7th or 8th grade in the 2009-2010 academic year. A total of 24 students participated in the program, 12 of whom…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Experimental Colleges
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
Krajnik, Sheila R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The Internet provides immediate access to social contacts and health information, yet older adults remain one of the least likely groups to use the Internet in the United States. Older adults can gain significantly from health information through the Internet because they have more chronic health conditions compared to other age groups. Although…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Older Adults, Information Sources, Health
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Senyuva, Emine; Kaya, Hülya – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Purpose of Study: This study was conducted within the scope of a qualitative and quantitative study pattern in order to determine nursing students' perceptions of the Internet through metaphors and the variables affecting such metaphors. Method: The study sampling included all undergraduate students (575 individuals) attending a nursing school…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Nursing Education, Language Usage, Statistical Analysis
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Banas, Jennifer R.; Wallis, Lisa C.; Ball, James W.; Gershon, Sarah – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Limited health literacy disproportionately affects those with limited English proficiency (LEP). Parents with LEP might rely on their adolescent children to interpret health information. We call this "adolescent healthcare brokering." This study uncovers the prevalence of brokering, kinds of tasks, emotional and academic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Health Education, Knowledge Level, Literacy
Sezer, Merve; Sahin, Ismail; Akturk, Ahmet Oguz – Online Submission, 2013
With the use of developing technology, mostly in communication and entertainment, students spend considerable time on the Internet. In addition to the advantages provided by the Internet, social isolation brings problems such as addiction. This is one of the problems of the virtual violence. Cyber bullying is the common name of the intensities…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Victims, Bullying, Peer Relationship
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Dressman, Mark; Lee, Ju Seong – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2021
Informal Digital Learning of English (IDLE) is a global phenomenon that represents one of the greatest advances for autonomous language learning outside the classroom in the past few decades. The power of IDLE lies in its capacity to compensate for inherent problems in language learning in classrooms, due to the "authenticity" of input…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Yagci, Tahsin – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Almost there is nowhere that we don't use permeated smart technology. Increasingly developing mobile and wireless innovations forced us to integrate them to all fields in our lives. The latest trend in education is now blended learning and applications of mobile learning in educational environments. Pervasive and augmented usage of social media…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Social Media
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Kullgren, Jeffrey T.; Harkins, Kristin A.; Bellamy, Scarlett L.; Gonzales, Amy; Tao, Yuanyuan; Zhu, Jingsan; Volpp, Kevin G.; Asch, David A.; Heisler, Michele; Karlawish, Jason – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Background: Financial incentives and peer networks could be delivered through eHealth technologies to encourage older adults to walk more. Methods: We conducted a 24-week randomized trial in which 92 older adults with a computer and Internet access received a pedometer, daily walking goals, and weekly feedback on goal achievement. Participants…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Physical Activities, Older Adults, Incentives
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Fowley, Cathy, Ed.; English, Claire, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2013
From 2000 to 2012 the number of Internet users rose from less than 0.4 billion to 2.4 billion. Scholarly, evidence-based Internet research is of critical importance. The field of Internet research explores the Internet as a social, political and educational phenomenon, providing theoretical and practical contributions to understanding, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Online Searching, Use Studies
Malkus, Nat; Christensen, Cody – American Enterprise Institute, 2020
This is the fifth report in the "School District Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic" series, covering changes that occurred in public school districts between April 24 and May 8, 2020. Data for this report were collected on May 7 and 8. School districts' responses for this period were captured by the fifth wave of the American Enterprise…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Closing, Access to Education, Distance Education
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