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Osman, Gihan; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Internet and Higher Education, 2013
The paper discusses the results of a study on the use of blogging to encourage students to engage in the making of theory-practice linkages and critical thinking within the context of a graduate management course. Sixty-five students participated in collaborative blogging for a period of five weeks. The transcripts of these blogs were analyzed…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Content Analysis, Web Sites
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Top, Ercan – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of the study was to examine pre-service teachers' sense of community, perception of collaborative learning, and perceived learning. Fifty pre-service teachers from two undergraduate ICT courses which incorporated blogs participated in this study. The data were obtained via three online questionnaires (Collaborative Learning scale,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Self Efficacy, Knowledge Level
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Laru, Jari; Naykki, Piia; Jarvela, Sanna – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
In this single-case study, small groups of learners were supported by use of multiple social software tools and face-to-face activities in the context of higher education. The aim of the study was to explore how designed learning activities contribute to students' learning outcomes by studying probabilistic dependencies between the variables.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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DeAndrea, David C.; Ellison, Nicole B.; LaRose, Robert; Steinfield, Charles; Fiore, Andrew – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
A considerable body of research indicates that social support plays an integral role in determining students' successful adjustment to college. Unlike previous research that has evaluated face-to-face support interventions that occur during students' first semester at college, the current study reports on a student-centered social media site…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Intervention, College Freshmen, Web Sites
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Forkosh-Baruch, Alona; Hershkovitz, Arnon – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to empirically examine cases in which Social Networking Sites (SNS) are being utilized for scholarly purposes by higher-education institutes in Israel. The research addresses questions regarding content patterns, activity patterns, and interactivity within Facebook and Twitter accounts of these institutes. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wodzicki, Katrin; Schwammlein, Eva; Moskaliuk, Johannes – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
Social media open up multiple options to add a new dimension to learning and knowledge processes. Particularly, social networking sites allow students to connect formal and informal learning settings. Students can find like-minded people and organize informal knowledge exchange for educational purposes. However, little is known about in which way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Dabner, Nicki – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
On September 4 2010, a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in the South Island of New Zealand. The response from the University of Canterbury was immediate and carefully co-ordinated, with the university's web-based environment and a responsive site developed on the social media platform "Facebook" becoming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Science, Higher Education
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Brown, Susan A. – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
This paper reports on a study at a research intensive University in the North of the UK exploring academics' perceptions of the potential of Web 2.0 for their teaching and any influences shaping those perceptions. It looks at the perceptions of academics "on the ground" as well as those leading teaching and learning strategies at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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De Wever, Bram; Van Keer, Hilde; Schellens, Tammy; Valcke, Martin – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This study focuses on the reliability of intra-group peer assessment (PA) of the collaboration processes in a wiki. First-year university students (N = 659) were subdivided in groups of 8 to create wikis. They were to assess their group members on four criteria (contribution, discussion, sources, and social). The main research question focused on…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Cooperation, Reliability, Effect Size
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Ulrich, Jana; Karvonen, Meagan – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
Higher educational institutions face mounting challenges to the way they operate, including a growing population of demographically diverse students who demand flexibility in course delivery, timing, and content. Web 2.0 applications can be important components in implementing the required change. Implementation, however, requires faculty…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Online Courses, Prior Learning, Innovation
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Ertmer, Peggy A.; Newby, Timothy J.; Yu, Ji Hyun; Liu, Wei; Tomory, Annette; Lee, Young Mi; Sendurur, Emine; Sendurur, Polat – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This research was designed to explore the impact of a wiki-based international collaboration project on pre-service teachers' 1) cultural competencies, 2) comfort using technology, including Web 2.0 tools, to interact and collaborate with unknown colleagues, and 3) perceptions of ideas for using technology, including Web 2.0 tools, in their future…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Competence, Intercultural Communication, Global Approach
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Biddix, J. Patrick; Chung, Chung Joo; Park, Han Woo – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate where students turn for course-related assignments, whether an ordered pattern could be described in terms of which sources students turn to and how students evaluated the information they chose to use. Data were drawn from open-ended questionnaires (n = 282). Semantic network analysis was conducted…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Information Literacy, Internet, Credibility
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Meyer, Katrina A.; McNeal, Larry – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
Faculty and staff are participating in blogs and online discussions in greater numbers, but this involvement is poorly understood. This study used content analysis to evaluate 40 online discussions hosted on "The Chronicle of Higher Education" website. The majority (n = 22) of discussions had as their main topics the personal and professional…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Content Analysis, Evaluation
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Hershkovitz, Arnon; Azran, Ronit; Hardof-Jaffe, Sharon; Nachmias, Rafi – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This study presents an empirical investigation of online hierarchical repositories of items presented to university students in Web-supported course websites, using Web mining methods. To this end, data from 1747 courses were collected, and the use of online repositories of content items in these courses was examined. At a later stage, courses…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Data Collection, Course Content, Web Based Instruction
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Lai, Yiu Chi; Ng, Eugenia M. W. – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This article describes an innovative and unique practice involving two classes of information technology (IT) major student teachers, who created digital learning resources and assessment rubrics by utilizing a Web 2.0 tool. The project spanned more than two weeks and data were collected from a number of sources, such as the content of the wiki…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Scoring Rubrics, Information Technology, Web Sites
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