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ERIC Number: ED562283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
YouFlow Microblog: Encouraging Discussions for Learning
Krejci, Rafael; Siqueira, W. M.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
Microblogs have been used in the educational context. However, differently from following friends' status messages, in the educational scenario it is important to follow the discussions, to understand the flow of messages. YouFlow microblog was developed for that purpose. It is a microblog that provides the main structures of discourse that are available on communication systems as well as messages' categorization according to a lesson plan. An exploratory case study allowed analyzing the use of the structures of discourse on the microblog in an educational context. Then, an explanatory case study showed an increase in the participation on discussions of topics according to a lesson plan. [For the full proceedings, see ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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