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Xie, Ying; Lin, Shu-Yuan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
This study reports the effects of using word clouds to support students' knowledge integration from online inquiry as demonstrated by blog posts, tags and concept maps. Fifty-four undergraduate students from a medium-sized university in the northwestern United States were randomly assigned into two groups and blogged for five weeks. To support…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Inquiry
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Stoddart, Andrew; Chan, Joe Yong-Yi; Liu, Gi-Zen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
This state-of-the-art review research undertook a survey of a variety of studies regarding wiki-based collaborative writing projects and from this body of work extracted the best practices tenets of facilitation. Wiki-based collaborative writing projects are becoming more common in second language (L2) pedagogy. Such projects have multiple aims.…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Shin, Dong-Hee; An, Hyeri; Kim, Jang Hyun – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The use of a second screen can enhance information processing and the execution of search tasks within a given period. In this study, we examined the learner's attentional shift (AS) between two screens and controlled secondary tasks (STs) in the media multitasking setting and its effect on the learning process. In particular, we analyzed how…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Search Strategies, Attention Control, Learning Processes
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Hung, Shao-Ting Alan; Huang, Heng-Tsung Danny – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
The study investigated the usefulness of blogs in evaluating English-as-a-Foreign-Language learners' oral performance and explored their reactions toward using blogs as a learning and assessment tool for English-speaking performance. Fifty-one college students participated in a semester-long blog project, and each uploaded five audio entries to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, English (Second Language), Language Skills, College Students
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Samuel-Azran, Tal; Ravid, Gilad – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
In light of systematic evidence that extroverts are disadvantaged in the classroom, we examined whether an online environment assignment that builds on extroverts' character strengths can increase their overall course satisfaction. Based on previous studies demonstrating that extroverts are energized by feedback from outsiders, we asked 180…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Web Sites, Extraversion Introversion
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Chang, Y. J.; Chang, Y. S. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
Blogs provide contextualization of the information which is vital to the process of peer support. Through dialogues initiated by blog authors and followed by readers, blog platforms build a viable base of shared experiences and mutual relationships. We employ blogs as interactive learning tools for communities of practice in higher education.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Usability, Blended Learning
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Palomo-Duarte, Manuel; Dodero, Juan Manuel; Medina-Bulo, Inmaculada; Rodríguez-Posada, Emilio J.; Ruiz-Rube, Iván – Interactive Learning Environments, 2014
The widespread adoption of computers and Internet in our life has reached the classrooms, where computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) based on wikis offers new ways of collaboration and encourages student participation. When the number of contributions from students increases, traditional assessment procedures of e-learning settings…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Experience, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Xie, Ying; Sharma, Priya – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
Reflective learning refers to a learner's purposeful and conscious manipulation of ideas toward meaningful learning. Blogs have been used to support reflective thinking, but the commonly seen blog software usually does not provide overt mechanisms for students' high-level reflections. A new tool was designed to support the reflective…
Descriptors: Reflection, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Concept Mapping
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Zitter, Ilya; de Bruijn, Elly; Simons, Robert-Jan; ten Cate, Olle – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
We study project-based, technology-enhanced learning environments in higher education, which should produce, by means of specific mechanisms, learning outcomes in terms of transferable knowledge and learning-, thinking-, collaboration- and regulation-skills. Our focus is on the role of objects from professional practice serving as boundary objects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication
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Mendenhall, Anne; Johnson, Tristan E. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
A social annotation model learning system (SAM-LS) was created using multiple instructional strategies thereby supporting the student in improving in critical thinking, critical writing and related literacy. There are four mechanisms in which the SAM-LS methodology is believed to improve learning and performance. These mechanisms include providing…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Learning Activities, Critical Thinking
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Lubliner, David; Widmeyer, George; Deek, Fadi P. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
The objective of this study was to determine whether there was a quantifiable improvement in learning outcomes by integrating course materials in a 4-year baccalaureate program, utilizing a knowledge repository with a conceptual map that spans a discipline. Two new models were developed to provide the framework for this knowledge repository. A…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Concept Mapping, Focus Groups, Information Systems
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Olaniran, Bolanle A. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
This article explores Web 2.0 in interactive learning environments. Specifically, the article examines Web 2.0 as an interactive learning platform that holds potential, but is also limited by learning styles and cultural value preferences. The article explores the issue of control from both teacher and learner perspectives, and in particular the…
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Cognitive Style, Values, Cultural Influences
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Chu, Hui-Chun; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Nian-Shing – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Although Web 2.0 technologies have been recognized as effective means of conducting group learning activities, a critical and challenging issue of Web 2.0-based learning is the lack of mechanisms for promoting information exchanges and sharing among participating students. To cope with this problem, an intelligent blog system is proposed in this…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods