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Uppal, Muhammad Amaad; Ali, Samnan; Gulliver, Stephen R. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
e-Learning courses are fast becoming common-place, yet the success of these online courses varies considerably. Since limited research addresses the issue of e-learning quality (ELQ) of service in higher education environments, there is an increasing need to effectively assess ELQ. In this paper, we argue that to obtain a satisfactory e-learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Reliability
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Zrnec, Aljaž; Lavbic, Dejan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The prevalence of different kinds of electronic devices and the volume of content on the Web have increased the amount of plagiarism, which is considered an unethical act. If we want to be efficient in the detection and prevention of these acts, we have to improve today's methods of discovering plagiarism. The paper presents a research study where…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Plagiarism, Identification, Prevention
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Rajabi, Enayat; Sanchez-Alonso, Salvador; Sicilia, Miguel-Angel; Manouselis, Nikos – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Exposing eLearning objects on the Web of Data leads to sharing and reusing of educational resources and improves the interoperability of data on the Web. Furthermore, it enriches e-learning content, as it is connected to other valuable resources using the Linked Data principles. This paper describes a study performed on the Organic.Edunet…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Databases, Archives, Educational Resources
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Rajagopal, Kamakshi; van Bruggen, Jan M.; Sloep, Peter B. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
People recommenders are a widespread feature of social networking sites and educational social learning platforms alike. However, when these systems are used to extend learners' Personal Learning Networks, they often fall short of providing recommendations of learning value to their users. This paper proposes a design of a people recommender based…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Profiles, Users (Information), Web Sites
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Gao, Fei; Li, Lan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Research on microblogging in education has suggested its potential to promote community building and collaborative learning, but little is known about the nature of interaction in such microblogging communities. More research is needed to understand how online learning communities can be designed in a way that supports effective learning. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Cavus, Nadire; Ercag, Erinc – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
There has been an increase in the vulnerability in Internet security, and the unconscious usage of the Internet is a very important issue throughout the world as it is in Cyprus today. The best way to solve such an issue would be to make people aware of this situation. Based on this idea, teachers should firstly be trained to use the Internet in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Internet, Safety
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Taddeo, Carmel; Barnes, Alan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
School websites are providing education settings with the opportunity to transform and enhance the schooling experience. However, the perceived importance of school websites and the resources invested in developing and maintaining them varies considerably across settings. There is a need to better understand what constitutes an effective website…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Organizational Communication, Marketing
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Jung, Insung; Suzuki, Yoko – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Wikis can be used to encourage and support collaborative constructivist learning. However, their effectiveness depends upon the use of scaffolding strategies to guide the students in their use. This action research investigated three scaffolding strategies for wiki-based multicultural Japanese language learning: worked examples, grouping and peer…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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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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Yeo, Hwan-Ik; Lee, Yekyung Lisa – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This study explores the use of blogs for personal information management (PIM) as a learning tool that could bring increased efficiency and academic self-efficacy for carrying out learning tasks. In order to identify the uses and effects of using blogs for PIM by children, a control group that used personal spaces within the class website and an…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Information Management, Children
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O'Byrne, Barbara; Murrell, Stacey – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This research presents ways in which high school students used the multimodal and interactive affordances of blogs to create, organize, communicate and participate on an educational blog. Their actions demonstrated how plural modes of literacy are infiltrating digital environments and reshaping literacy and learning. Multimodal blogging practices…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, High School Students, Multiple Literacies
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