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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The aim of this investigation was to gain an understanding of the use of institutional social media accounts by graduate departments. This study focused particularly on the social media accounts of instructional design (ID) graduate programs. Content and statistical analyses were conducted to examine 24,948 tweets posted by ID programs (n = 22) on…
Descriptors: Social Media, Instructional Design, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Sadowski, Christina; Pediaditis, Mika; Townsend, Robert – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Higher education institutions, and the way education is delivered and supported, are being transformed by digital technologies. Internationally, institutions are increasingly incorporating online technologies into delivery frameworks and administration -- both through internal learning management systems (LMS) and external social networking sites…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Media
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Rodríguez-Hoyos, Carlos; Haya Salmón, Ignacio; Fernández-Díaz, Elia – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper presents, for further discussion, a review of the scientific literature produced internationally on the use of Social Network Sites (SNS) in different levels of education and settings. A total of 62 articles published in international scientific journals with peer review have been analysed. The main objective of this paper is to discuss…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Networks, Web Sites, Scientific Research
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Lu, Jie; Churchill, Daniel – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This paper reports a study that investigated the social interaction pattern of collaborative learning and the factors affecting the effectiveness of collaborative learning in a social networking environment (SNE). A class of 55 undergraduate students enrolled in an elective course at a Chinese university was recruited for the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Study
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Veira, Andrea K.; Leacock, Coreen J.; Warrican, S. Joel – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This study investigated the response of students and teachers to the use of ICTs to promote teaching and learning outside of the classroom and regular school hours in a Caribbean secondary school. Following an action research design, Grades 10 and 11 Biology students were given access to subject content and learning support through online…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Action Research, Biology
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Rambe, Patient – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
There is scant evidence to demonstrate that researchers grasp the social dimensions of convergence, and particularly, the academic and social implications of converged media on students' lives. Despite a surge in student appropriation of social media-enabled mobile phones for exchanging educational resources and social practices, little is known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Higher Education, Graduate Students
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Carroll, Julie-Anne; Diaz, Abbey; Meiklejohn, Judith; Newcomb, Michelle; Adkins, Barbara – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While the Internet has been described as fundamental to higher education students, social and leisure internet tools are also increasingly being used by these students to generate and maintain their social and professional networks and interactions. Rapid technological advancements have enabled greater and faster access to information for learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Discourse, Student Research
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Rambe, Patient – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Studies that employed activity theory as a theoretical lens for exploring computer-mediated interaction have not adopted social media as their object of study. However, social media provides lecturers with personalised learning environments for diagnostic and prognostic assessments of student mastery of content and deep learning. The integration…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Semi Structured Interviews
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Irwin, Christopher; Desbrow, Lauren Ball Ben; Leveritt, Michael – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
"Facebook" is a popular platform that may facilitate learning activities at university. In this study, students' perceptions of using ""Facebook" pages" within individual university subject offerings were evaluated. Individual ""Facebook" pages" were developed for four university courses and used…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Interaction
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Rambe, Patient – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
While research literature affirms the potential for social networking sites (SNSs) to democratise communication, their impact on micro-level, academic relations at university level has not been explored sufficiently in developing countries. The literature on SNSs (especially "Facebook") has emphasised its appropriation for the marketing…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Social Networks, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Zha, Chongping; Li, Shusu; Laffey, James M. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A key problem in developing a virtual community for co-constructing learning resources is the need to have people volunteer to share their expertise. In this paper, we introduce the first phase of our research in which we examine strategies for encouraging participants to share in the system. We began by designing an intervention model based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Lifelong Learning, Participation
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Wang, Chun-Min – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The latest networking technologies have made it easier to provide authentic learning experiences for intercultural collaboration. However, more guidance about how to conduct a successful online, cross-cultural collaboration is needed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional design for forming a cross-cultural group and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assignments, Action Research, Cooperation
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Shih, Ru-Chu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of integrating "Facebook" and peer assessment with college English writing class instruction through a blended teaching approach. This blended approach consisted of one-third of a semester of classroom instruction and two-thirds of a semester combining "Facebook", peer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College English, English (Second Language)
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Cochrane, Thomas; Bateman, Roger – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning projects (m-learning), this paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education. Pedagogical affordances of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Communities of Practice, Action Research
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Samarawickrema, Gayani; Benson, Robyn; Brack, Charlotte – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This paper reports on a collaborative staff development activity run across two Australian universities, for academic staff integrating Web 2.0 technologies into their teaching. It describes a three-week long virtual workshop on teaching with wikis, where participants in two groups developed a group project as students and then assessed the work…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Models, Educational Strategies
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