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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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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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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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Shen, Xiao-Liang; Cheung, Christy M. K.; Lee, Matthew K. O. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
With the prevalence of the Internet, it has become increasingly easy and common for students to seek information from various online sources. Wikipedia is one of the largest and most popular reference websites that university students may heavily rely on in completing their assignments and other course-related projects. Based on the information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Surveys, Online Surveys
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Tzeng, Jeng-Yi; Chen, Ssu-Han – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The growing popularity of a school-wide e-portfolio system in colleges and universities has raised concerns regarding whether students will use it or consider it important to have an e-portfolio system, especially when its use is not required by their curriculum. This study investigated college students' intentions to use and the students'…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), College Students, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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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