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Gunnarsson, Bjorn Levi; Alterman, Richard – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
Promoting blog content is a social activity--a means of communicating one student's appreciation of another student's work. This article explores the feasibility of using student promotions of content, in a blogosphere, to identify quality content, and implications for students and instructors. We show that students actively and voluntarily…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Social Media
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Alterman, Richard; Larusson, Johann Ari – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2013
The interaction between participation and the emergence of common knowledge is the subject matter of this paper. A case study of a single class provides the focal point of analysis. During the semester the students participated in a blogging activity. As a result of their participation, the students create and distribute knowledge. The online…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Student Participation
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Larusson, Johann Ari; Alterman, Richard – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2009
Prior research has highlighted the value of using wikis to support learning. This paper makes the case that the wiki has several properties that are particularly amenable for constructing applications that support the "collaborative" part of a variety and range of different time/different place student collaborations. In support of the argument,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication