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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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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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Gao, Fei; Luo, Tian; Zhang, Ke – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study critically analyzed the current body of published research on microblogging in education (MIE) to build a deep and comprehensive understanding of this increasingly popular phenomenon. Twenty-one studies on MIE in 2008-2011 were selected based on the selection criteria and analyzed to answer the following questions: What types of…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Benefits, Program Effectiveness, Electronic Publishing
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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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Ranieri, Maria; Manca, Stefania; Fini, Antonio – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
To date, little empirical research on professional use of social network sites has been conducted, particularly with reference to groups of teachers on Facebook. The paper presents the results of two surveys addressed to the founders of five Italian Facebook groups and their members (n = 1107), with the aim of investigating mechanisms underlying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Membership, Group Dynamics, Lifelong Learning
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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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Nuutinen, Jussi; Sutinen, Erkki; Botha, Adele; Kommers, Piet – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The rapid development of computer-supported collaborative environments has highlighted the need for collaborative knowledge construction devices. Because most available mindtools do not promote collaboration, there is a need for social mindtools that can be used in collaborative learning situations. We have used activity theory as a conceptual…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Technology
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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