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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2015
This is the second part of a series on Web 2.0 tools available from community college libraries' Websites. The first article appeared in an earlier volume of this journal and it illustrated the wide variety of Web 2.0 tools on community college libraries' Websites serving large student bodies (Blummer and Kenton 2014). The research found many of…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Community Colleges, Information Skills, Student Characteristics
Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2014
Web 2.0 tools offer academic libraries new avenues for delivering services and resources to students. In this research we report on a content analysis of 100 US community college libraries' Websites for the availability of Web 2.0 applications. We found Web 2.0 tools utilized by 97% of our sample population and many of these sites contained more…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Community Colleges, College Libraries, Web Sites
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Porter, Brandi – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
This article summarizes the author's dissertation regarding search strategies of millennial undergraduate students in Web and library online information retrieval systems. Millennials bring a unique set of search characteristics and strategies to their research since they have never known a world without the Web. Through the use of search engines,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Methodology, Search Engines, Engines
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Small, Ruth V.; Arnone, Marilyn P. – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Just as with print resources, as the number of Web-based resources continues to soar, the need to evaluate them has become a critical information skill for both children and adults. This is particularly true for schools where librarians often are called on to recommend Web resources to classroom teachers, parents, and students, and to support…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Software Evaluation, Measurement Techniques, Motivation
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Riedel, Tom; Betty, Paul – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
A pilot program to provide real-time library webcasts to Regis University distance students using Adobe Connect software was initiated in fall of 2011. Previously, most interaction between librarians and online students had been accomplished by asynchronous discussion threads in the Learning Management System. Library webcasts were offered in…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Hung, Chun-Ming; Huang, Iwen – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
This study aims to develop an electronic library-based learning environment to support teachers in developing web-based problem-solving activities and analyzing the online problem-solving behaviors of students. Two experiments were performed in this study. In study 1, an experiment on 103 elementary and high school teachers (the learning activity…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experienced Teachers, Teaching Methods, Internet
Church, Lori A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of school library access on student reading comprehension as measured by the Easy CBM universal screener test. The population consisted of 5th and 6th grade students enrolled in one intermediate school in an urban school system in East Tennessee. Data were analyzed for the population of the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Reading Comprehension, Urban Schools, Grade 5
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Franken, Margaret – Language Learning Journal, 2014
The use of online language corpora in L2 teaching and learning is gaining momentum largely because corpora are an easily accessed source of language input that potentially provide rich and authentic lexico-grammatical data. This can be of particular use for students' writing as its incorporation can enhance the appearance of native-like fluency.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Computer Software, Second Language Instruction
Palmer, Bart C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation was situated in the crossroads of educational data mining (EDM), educational digital libraries (such as the National Science Digital Library; http://nsdl.org), and examination of teacher behaviors while creating online learning resources in an end-user authoring system, the Instructional Architect (IA; http://ia.usu.edu). The…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Databases, Data Analysis, Teacher Behavior
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Hess, Amanda Nichols – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
Oakland University (OU) Libraries undertook an assessment of how to leverage its resources to make online tutorials more focused on users' needs. A multi-part assessment process reconsidered Web tutorials offerings through the lenses of faculty and staff feedback, literature review, and an analysis of other universities' online tutorial offerings.…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, User Needs (Information)
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Zhang, Tao; Maron, Deborah J.; Charles, Christopher C. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
This article reports results from an empirical usability evaluation of Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative Central as part of the effort to develop an open access research repository and collaboration platform for human-animal bond researchers. By repurposing and altering key features of the original HUBzero system, Human-Animal Bond Research…
Descriptors: Usability, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
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Fry, Amy; Rich, Linda – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
In early 2010, library staff at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio designed and conducted a usability study of key parts of the library web site, focusing on the web pages generated by the library's electronic resources management system (ERM) that list and describe the library's databases. The goal was to discover how users find and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Databases, Web Sites
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Sangeeta Namdev, Dhamdhere – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
ICT made real magic and drastic changes in all service sectors along with higher education and library practices and services. The academic environment is changing from formal education to distance and online learning mode because of ICT. Web technology and mobile technology has made great impact on education sector. The role of Open Access,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Libraries, Teaching Methods, Library Services
Chen, Yu-Hui – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As the availability of digital resources increased exponentially over the last two decades, academic libraries have heavily invested in electronic resources and made them accessible via library Web portals. Yet, underutilization of library Web portals is a common concern among academic libraries. According to the information systems (IS)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Porter, Brandi – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Millennial students make up a large portion of undergraduate students attending colleges and universities, and they have a variety of online resources available to them to complete academically related information searches, primarily Web based and library-based online information retrieval systems. The content, ease of use, and required search…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Investigations, Familiarity, Search Strategies
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