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El Guemmat, Kamal; Ouahabi, Sara – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Exploratory learning depends on several e-learning technologies to enable students to direct their learning. However, the educational search engines of e-learning platforms are inspired by exploratory learning approach. Thus, their search is characterized by learning and investigation. The purpose of this paper is to explore what is considered to…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Discovery Learning, Electronic Learning, Search Engines
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El Guemmat, Kamal; Ouahabi, Sara – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
The objective of this article is to analyze the searching and indexing techniques of educational search engines' implementation while treating future challenges. Educational search engines could greatly help in the effectiveness of e-learning if used correctly. However, these engines have several gaps which influence the performance of e-learning…
Descriptors: Indexing, Search Strategies, Educational Research, Search Engines
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Wu, Shengli; Zhang, Zhongmin; Xu, Chunlin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: Recently, the problem of diversification of search results has attracted a lot of attention in the information retrieval and Web search research community. For multi-faceted or ambiguous queries, a search engine is generally favoured if it is able to identify relevant documents on a wider range of different aspects. Method: We…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Search Strategies
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Yang, Le – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This study analyzed digital item metadata and keywords from Internet search engines to learn what metadata elements actually facilitate discovery of digital collections through Internet keyword searching and how significantly each metadata element affects the discovery of items in a digital repository. The study found that keywords from Internet…
Descriptors: Metadata, Internet, Electronic Libraries, Search Engines
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Seyedarabi, Faezeh – Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This article briefly outlines the current major search engines' approach to teachers' web searching. The aim of this article is to make Web searching easier for teachers when searching for relevant online teaching materials, in general, and UK teacher practitioners at primary, secondary and post-compulsory levels, in particular. Therefore, major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Search Engines, Online Searching, Instructional Materials
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McGinn, Tony; Taylor, Brian; McColgan, Mary; McQuilkan, Janice – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objectives: To compare the performance of a range of search facilities; and to illustrate the execution of a comprehensive literature search for qualitative evidence in social work. Context: Developments in literature search methods and comparisons of search facilities help facilitate access to the best available evidence for social workers.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Online Searching, Search Engines, Databases
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Clarke, Theresa B.; Murphy, Jamie; Wetsch, Lyle R.; Boeck, Harold – Marketing Education Review, 2018
Instructors may find it difficult to stay abreast of the rapidly changing nature of search engine marketing (SEM) and to incorporate hands-on, practical classroom experiences. One solution is Google Ad Grants, a nonprofit edition of Google AdWords that provides up to $10,000 monthly in free advertising. A quasi-experiment revealed no differences…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Marketing, Experiential Learning, Nonprofit Organizations
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Knight, Simon; Mercer, Neil – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
While search engines are commonly used by children to find information, and in classroom-based activities, children are not adept in their information seeking or evaluation of information sources. Prior work has explored such activities in isolated, individual contexts, failing to account for the collaborative, discourse-mediated nature of search…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Classroom Communication, Cooperation, Information Seeking
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Descy, Don E. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2009
There are hundreds of unique search engines in the United States and thousands of unique search engines around the world. If people get into search engines designed just to search particular web sites, the number is in the hundreds of thousands. This article looks at: (1) clustering search engines, such as KartOO (www.kartoo.com) and Grokker…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Web Sites
Abdur Razzaka, Md; Serajul Islamb, Md; Hossainc, Sharowar; Jiang, Jinzhang – Online Submission, 2019
This paper presents the current status of Google as the world-wide popular search engine and Baidu as the top ranked search engine in China. Although Google is band in China mainland since 2010, it studies the connectivity of both platforms in China. Both the platforms are providing translation services where, being an international language…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Search Engines, Translation
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García-Martín, Sheila; Cantón-Mayo, Isabel – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
Technologies have acquired strategic importance and have been defined as unprecedented educational tools. In this study, we analysed the use that 1,488 Spanish adolescents made of five tools (i.e. search engines, wikis, blogs, podcasts and instant messaging), and the impact that use of these tools had on their academic performance in science,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Technology Uses in Education
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Hill, Paul; Rader, Heidi B.; Hino, Jeff – Journal of Extension, 2012
For Extension's unbiased, research-based content to be found by people searching the Internet, it needs to be organized in a way conducive to the ranking criteria of a search engine. With proper web design and search engine optimization techniques, Extension's content can be found, recognized, and properly indexed by search engines and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Internet, Information Seeking, Web Sites
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Salehi, Sara; Du, Jia Tina; Ashman, Helen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Students increasingly depend on Web search for educational purposes. This causes concerns among education providers as some evidence indicates that in higher education, the disadvantages of Web search and personalised information are not justified by the benefits. Method: One hundred and twenty university students were surveyed about…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Seeking, College Students
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Lui, Richard W. C.; Au, Cheuk Hang – International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 2018
This article describes how different literatures have suggested the positive role of educational games in students' learning, but it can be hard to find an existing game for student learning. Some lecturers may try to develop a game for their courses, but there were not many effective models for educational board game development. The authors have…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Instructional Design, Search Engines, Models
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Clarke, Theresa B.; Clarke, Irvine, III – Marketing Education Review, 2014
Despite an increase in ad spending and demand for employees with expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), methods for teaching this important marketing strategy have received little coverage in the literature. Using Bloom's cognitive goals hierarchy as a framework, this experiential assignment provides a process for educators who may be new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, College Students, Internet
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