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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wang, Yi-Shun; Lin, Hsin-Hui; Liao, Yi-Wen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
With the proliferation of weblogs (blogs) used in educational contexts, gaining a better understanding of why students are willing to blog has become an important topic for practitioners and academics. The main purpose of this study is to explore the individual difference antecedents of perceived enjoyment and examine how they influence blogging…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Structural Equation Models
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Charitonos, Koula; Blake, Canan; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Ann – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Key to introducing information and communication technologies in museums is to support meaning-making activity in encounters with artefacts. The study presented in this paper is exploratory in nature and investigates the use of social and mobile technologies in school field trips as a means of enhancing the visitor experience. It is anchored in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Hung, Shao-Ting – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This study set out to examine the implementation of a video blog (vlog) project in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course that aimed to increase students' opportunities to use the target language. Specifically, it explored students' perceptions towards vlogs and analysed the advantages and disadvantages of vlogs as identified by the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Web Sites, Student Attitudes, Learning Processes
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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