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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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Koh, Caroline – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This paper explores the use of the video sharing site, YouTube, as a platform for enhancing moral and psychosocial development through increased awareness of moral values and models of moral behavior. The research involved a qualitative design whereby video snippets illustrating moral issues were identified from YouTube. These video snippets were…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Moral Values
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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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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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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