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Lau, Wilfred W. F.; Lui, Vicky; Chu, Samuel K. W. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
This study explored the use of wikis in a science inquiry-based project conducted with Primary 6 students (aged 11-12). It used an online wiki-based platform called PBworks and addressed the following research questions: (1) What are students' attitudes toward learning with wikis? (2) What are students' interactions in online group collaboration…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Bone, Jane; Edwards, Susan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
A PAL (Peer-Assisted Learning) project supported research that focused on e-learning and Web 2.0 technologies as part of a pedagogical approach in the context of a tertiary institution. This project responded to a call for a rejuvenation of conventional approaches to pedagogy while teaching an early childhood unit in a large Australian university.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Peer Teaching
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Cicconi, Megan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
With the advent of Web 2.0, Vygotsky's traditional role of the more knowledgeable other (MKO) has been transformed. This transformation shifts the power of a facilitator of learning from an elite group of MKOs to all students. Such a transformation possesses significant value in the early childhood mathematics classroom where collaboration is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Classroom Techniques
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
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Edwards, Susan; Bone, Jane – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
The paper reports the findings from a project which examined the interface between Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) and eLearning in a higher education setting. Traditional uses of ICTs in Higher Education have focused on the "transfer model" where existing face to face pedagogies have tended to be transferred to approaches to eLearning.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teaching Methods
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Stewart, Cherry; Edwards, Helen – International Education Studies, 2012
The introduction of digital tools to a distance education environment often creates tensions due to students' past educational experiences and can require a shift in their concepts of the lecturers' and learners' responsibilities. The purpose of the study was to determine how well distance education students adapt to interactive online learning…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Conflict Resolution, Skill Development, Distance Education
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Bratitsis, Tharrenos – Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2012
This paper examines the utilization of Computer Mediated Communication tools within collaborative learning activities. By examining the participants' attitudes and behavior, issues related to performance improvement are being discussed. Through a comparative study using a Blog, a Wiki and a Discussion Forum, students' perception of collaboration…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education