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Sumida Garcia, Leandro; Costa Silva, Camila Mariane – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2017
Purpose: This research aims to compare the preference of social media sites and institutional communication channels of a higher education institution by confronting elements that form perceived usefulness and user satisfaction with the system. Social media technologies are a part of the routine of the modern society in many diverse ways,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Avogadro, Paolo; Calegari, Silvia; Dominoni, Matteo Alessandro – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: A social learning management system (social LMS) is a tool which favors social interactions and allows scholastic institutions to supervise and guide the learning process. The inclusion of the social feature to a "normal" LMS leads to the creation of educational social networks (EduSN), where the students interact and learn. The…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Learning Processes, Socialization, Classification
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Beckmann, Jennifer; Weber, Peter – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to introduce a virtual collaborative learning setting called "Net Economy", which we established as part of an international learning network of currently six universities, and present our approach to continuously improve the course in each cycle. Design/ Methodology/Approach: Using the community of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Dafoulas, Georgios; Shokri, Azam – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2016
Purpose: The emergence of Education 2.0 enabled technology-enhanced learning, necessitating new pedagogical approaches, while e-learning has evolved into an instrumental pedagogy of collaboration through affordances of social media. Social learning networks and ubiquitous learning enabled individual and group learning through social engagement and…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Social Media
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Akturk, Ahmet Oguz – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the cyberbullying sensitivity levels of high school students and their perceived social supports levels, and analyze the variables that predict cyberbullying sensitivity. In addition, whether cyberbullying sensitivity levels and social support levels differed according to gender was also…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, High School Students, Social Support Groups
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Frydenberg, Mark – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of transforming a traditional university computer lab to create a collaborative learning community known as the CIS Sandbox, by remodeling a physical space and supporting it with a virtual presence through the use of social media tools. The discussion applies Selander's "designs for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Entrepreneurship
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Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Tsiotakis, Panagiotis; Roussinos, Dimitrios – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on an investigation of university students' participation and learning presence in a blogging activity, designed to support collaborative learning. There are three main reasons justifying the current research: to better understand the structure and the dynamics of students' blogging subgroups; to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Electronic Publishing, Student Projects, Social Networks
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Poellhuber, Bruno; Anderson, Terry; Racette, Nicole; Upton, Lorne – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe how researchers from four large Canadian distance education or dual mode institutions conducted a survey aiming to describe the use of and interest in social software and Web 2.0 applications by distance education students and to measure their interest in collaborating with peers.…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Maglajlic, Seid; Helic, Denis – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2012
and Purpose: The purpose of this research is to shed light on the impact of implicit social networks to the learning outcome of e-learning participants in an industrial setting. Design/methodology/approach: The paper presents a theoretical framework that allows the authors to measure correlation coefficients between the different affiliations that…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Industry, Outcomes of Education, Electronic Learning
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Ketterl, Markus; Mertens, Robert; Wiesen, Christoph; Vornberger, Oliver – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a user interface for web lectures for engaging with other users while working with video based learning content. The application allows its users to ask questions about the content and to get answers from those users that currently online are more familiar with it. The filtering is based on the…
Descriptors: Interaction, Lecture Method, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design
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Bullock, Shawn Michael – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to document and analyse the author's first two years of developing a pedagogy that meaningfully incorporates the content creation and social collaboration functions of digital technologies. Design/methodology/approach: This paper uses self-study methodology to describe, interpret, and challenge excerpts from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Millan, Nandy; Bromage, Adrian – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2011
Purpose: The paper comprises an extended discussion of the possibilities that Web 2.0 applications offer to doctoral researchers, and where such applications fit in the early twenty-first century in the research environment. It explores the main issues associated with their use by doctoral researchers, and how these factors have influenced the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks
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Law, Effie Lai-Chong; Nguyen-Ngoc, Anh Vu – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The rising popularity of social software poses challenges to the design and evaluation of pedagogically sound cross-cultural online collaborative learning environments (OCLEs). In the literature of computer-mediated communications, there exist only a limited number of related empirical studies, indicating that it is still an emergent…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Network Analysis, Computer Software
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Ng, Huey Zher; Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The application of a new technology (YouTube) can help lecturers in solving some of the issues related to workload and shifts support to students by giving them more responsibilities in their assessment. The purpose of this paper is to re-characterize the role of the students in the assessment process. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Student Role