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Li, Kun; Darr, Kent; Gao, Fei – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Researchers have recognized the role that microblogging tools play in enhancing the effectiveness of communication and interaction in the classroom. However, few studies have specifically examined how to use microblogging tools to bring educational resources into the classroom to enrich the student learning experience. The exploratory case study…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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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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Luo, Tian; Gao, Fei – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Microblogging tools such as Twitter have been frequently adopted in educational settings to facilitate learning in recent years. Although the original purpose of microblogging tools is to connect with others in a wide network and instantly share what is happening to them with the rest of the world, educators have vigorously attempted to repurpose…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Class Activities, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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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