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Ahmad Kharman Shah, Nordiana; Latif Shabgahi, Soureh; Cox, Andrew M. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Purpose: The paper aims to clarify the relationship between organisational and educational use of microblogging. Although enterprise and education are very different sectors of activity and have diverse research traditions, this review argues that there is a benefit to be derived from comparing research work across the two settings.…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Garcia, Elaine; Elbeltagi, Ibrahim; Brown, Mel; Dungay, Kerry – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
While the use of Web 2.0 tools and specifically blogs is becoming increasingly popular within higher education (HE) and has been shown to promote learning, relatively little is known about the manner in which such tools may affect how teaching and learning may change as a result of the use of such tools. It is within this context that a…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Stöckelová, Tereza; Virtová, Tereza – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper is a case study of the genesis, operation and, in particular, the educational effects of a participatory website established and run by students of one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic, the purpose of which is to enable students to share study materials, essays and evaluations of staff and courses. We study the rise of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Web Sites, College Students
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Mazzoni, Elvis; Iannone, Maria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
In recent years, the huge success of social network sites (SNSs) has principally been determined by their ability to link people and their respective relationships. These relationships allow people to access different resources, information, emotional and social support, entertainment, as well as providing them with the opportunity to extend…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Social Capital, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hemmi, Akiko; Narumi-Munro, Fumiko; Alexander, Wilma; Parker, Helen; Yamauchi, Yoko – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Game consoles have been adopted as a learning platform in school education. However, there is a scarcity of studies examining the utility of games consoles with built-in WiFi as affordable learning platforms in universities. This paper contributes to knowledge about the capacity of the Nintendo DSi to create new learning spaces mediated and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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Shelton, Chris – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Although there have been many claims that technology might enhance university teaching, there are wide variations in how technology is actually used by lecturers. This paper presents a survey of 795 university lecturers' perceptions of the use of technology in their teaching, showing how their responses were patterned by institutional and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Technology, Computer Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Veletsianos, George – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
The ways that emerging technologies and social media are used and experienced by researchers and educators are poorly understood and inadequately researched. The goal of this study is to examine the online practices of individual scholars in order to explore and understand the activities and practices that they enact when they use social media for…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, College Faculty, Ethnography
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Williams, Shirley Ann; Lundqvist, Karsten; Parslow, Pat – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Student life has changed a lot since 2005 when the idea to create a Social Network Service (SNS) for students in the School of Systems Engineering at the University of Reading was conceived and went live in 2006. Over the next few years, this service (known as RedGloo) was offered to students at the university with the aim of supporting their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Social Networks, Focus Groups
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Wang, Qiyun; Woo, Huay Lit; Quek, Choon Lang; Yang, Yuqin; Liu, Mei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Facebook is a popular social networking site. It, like many other new technologies, has potential for teaching and learning because of its unique built-in functions that offer pedagogical, social and technological affordances. In this study, the Facebook group was used as a learning management system (LMS) in two courses for putting up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Web Sites, Social Networks
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Pimmer, Christoph; Linxen, Sebastian; Grohbiel, Urs – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This exploratory research investigates how students and professionals use social network sites (SNSs) in the setting of developing and emerging countries. Data collection included focus groups consisting of medical students and faculty as well as the analysis of a Facebook site centred on medical and clinical topics. The findings show how users,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Case Studies, Handheld Devices
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Ransdell, Sarah; Kent, Brianna; Gaillard-Kenney, Sandrine; Long, John – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Older adult cohorts show greater external locus of control (LOC), a marker of social reliance, compared to younger cohorts. In the present study, American college students from 27 to 61 years of age participated in online courses in a graduate health science programme. Four birth-year cohorts were included: "millennials", born in 1982+;…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Baby Boomers, Older Adults, Cognitive Ability
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Judd, Terry; Kennedy, Gregor – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Internet usage logs captured during self-directed learning sessions were used to determine how undergraduate medical students used five popular sites to locate and access biomedical resources. Students' perceptions of each site's usefulness and reliability were determined through a survey. Google and Wikipedia were the most frequently used sites…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Biomedicine, Information Literacy
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Klebl, Michael; Kramer, Bernd J.; Zobel, Annett – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
For technology-enhanced learning, the idea of "learning objects" transfers the technologies of content management, methods of software engineering and principles of open access to educational resources. This paper reports on CampusContent, a research project and competence centre for e-learning at FernUniversitat in Hagen that designed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Technology