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Kimmons, Royce; Clark, B.; Lim, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2017
This study sought to understand generational and role differences in web usage of teachers, teacher candidates and K-12 students in a state in the USA (n = 2261). The researchers employed unique methods, which included using a custom-built persistent web browser to track user behaviours free of self-report, self-selection and perception bias.…
Descriptors: Internet, Preservice Teachers, Age Differences, Web Sites
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Lin, C-Y.; Reigeluth, C. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
While educators value wikis' potential, wikis may fail to support collaborative constructive learning without careful scaffolding. This article proposes literature-based instructional methods, revised based on two expert instructors' input, presents the collected empirical evidence on the effects of these methods and proposes directions for future…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning
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Zhang, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Although the Internet is widely used by students in both formal and informal environments, little is known about how and where youth spend their time online. Using Internet search and Web analytics data, this study discovered a large-scale phenomenon associated with the poor performance of elementary school students in the USA that has been…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Low Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Gielen, M.; De Wever, B. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
In order to optimize students' peer feedback processes, this study investigates how an instructional intervention in the peer assessment process can have a beneficial effect on students' performance in a wiki environment in first-year higher education. The main aim was to study the effect of integrating a peer feedback template with a varying…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Feedback (Response), Intervention, Web Sites
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Chen, Y-H.; Jang, S-J.; Chen, P-J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Wiki bears great potential to transform learning and instruction by scaffolding personal and social constructivism. Past studies have shown that proper application of wiki benefits both students and teachers; however, few studies have integrated wiki and collaborative learning to examine the growth of science teachers' "Technological,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Kimmons, R. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
This study seeks to understand the relationship between K-12 online system adoption (e.g., Blackboard, Edmodo, WordPress) and school-level academic achievement ratings. Utilizing a novel approach to data collection via website data extraction and indexing of all school websites in a target state in the United States (n?=?732) and merging these…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Adoption (Ideas), Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Song, D.; Lee, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2014
Learning is becoming increasingly self-directed and often occurs away from schools and other formal educational settings. The development of a myriad of new technologies for learning has enabled people to learn anywhere and anytime. Web 2.0 technology allows researchers to shed a new light on the importance and prevalence of informal learning.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Informal Education, Web Sites
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Xia, J. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2013
This research examines selected online comments from open courses available on Chinese websites. These courses were created by universities in the West as an effort to build open educational resources (OER) and were recently translated into Chinese and were relocated to some popular Chinese websites. This research aimed to understand why the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Open Universities
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Veletsianos, G. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Scholars participate in online social networks for professional purposes. In such networks, learning takes the form of participation and identity formation through engagement in and contribution to networked practices. While current literature describes the possible benefits of online participation, empirical research on scholars' use of online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Participation
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Yang, C.; Chang, Y. -S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Blogs have been increasingly used to supplement traditional classroom lectures in higher education. This paper explores the use of blogs, and how student attitudes towards online peer interaction and peer learning, as well as motivation to learn from peers, may differ when using the blog comments feature, and when students are encouraged to read…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Electronic Publishing, Academic Achievement
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Huang, Y-H.; Lo, Y-F. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
This study presents a new perspective to facilitate learner-centred weblog evaluation, based on content attractiveness, blogging support, and the value-added service construct. A mixed method, combining fishbone diagram, fuzzy logic techniques, and the analytic hierarchy process, was conducted to identify further the criteria that attract bloggers…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Mediated Communication
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Friesen, N.; Lowe, S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Facebook and other social media have been hailed as delivering the promise of new, socially engaged educational experiences for students in undergraduate, self-directed, and other educational sectors. A theoretical and historical analysis of these media in the light of earlier media transformations, however, helps to situate and qualify this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Learning, Television
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Jimoyiannis, A.; Angelaina, S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Educational blogs are currently gaining in popularity in schools and higher education institutions, and they are widely promoted as collaborative tools supporting students' active learning. However, literature review on educational blogging revealed a lack of a complete and consistent framework for studying and assessing students' engagement and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Communities of Practice
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Petrucco, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
Building ontology in the domain of human sciences can be a difficult process because of the different meanings given to the same key concepts in these disciplines: in fact, shared meaning is an important element in knowledge construction between members of a community. In this paper, we propose a participatory social environment called…
Descriptors: Expertise, Communities of Practice, Social Environment, Teacher Education
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Naismith, L.; Lee, B.-H.; Pilkington, R. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
This paper investigates the potential of a wiki (FlexWiki) to support collaborative authoring of web resources in authentic coursework by two different sets of education students at different stages of their professional development. Research questions included: (1) how the selected wiki could be blended with curriculum activities and existing…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics, Education Courses
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