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Hembrough, Tara – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Tackling environmental and sustainability issues has grown in popularity in writing courses. Yet, for teachers designing professional and technical writing classes, what are the benefits and drawbacks in asking students to interact with place-based discourses in their digital compositions, including blogs? How does implementing an ecocomposition…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Writing Instruction, Technical Writing
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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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Yeh, Hui-Chin; Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Chen, Yu-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
To extend the recent growth of literature on using peer feedback through blogs to enhance students' speaking performance, this study investigated the effects of online peer feedback via blogs on the speaking performance of college students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Participants comprised 45 EFL college students, from two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Electronic Publishing, College Students
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Hsiao, E-Ling; Huang, Xiaoxia – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
This article discusses the strategies to support Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) using a wiki site in online courses and examines student perceptions of the helpfulness of the wiki site and the applied PKM-related strategies. Fifty-seven students in six online class sessions completed a 25-item perception survey. The results showed that…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Electronic Publishing, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Marino, Maria I. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Intercultural Communication. Objectives: Students will achieve the following learning outcomes--(1) demonstrate knowledge of intercultural systems by identifying roots of intercultural communication conflict, (2) address intercultural problems by taking action within the context of their own lives, (3) collaborate with peers to problem…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Conflict, Cultural Awareness, Cooperative Learning
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Aharonian, Nikki – English in Education, 2019
Despite the growing body of research into writing for the professional development of teachers, studies exploring writing for the learning of teacher educators are scarce. This paper offers insight into the rich professional learning which can be experienced by teacher educators when they write and facilitate writing in dialogic learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Facilitators (Individuals), Elementary School Teachers
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Xie, Ying; Lin, Shu-Yuan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
This study reports the effects of using word clouds to support students' knowledge integration from online inquiry as demonstrated by blog posts, tags and concept maps. Fifty-four undergraduate students from a medium-sized university in the northwestern United States were randomly assigned into two groups and blogged for five weeks. To support…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Inquiry
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Aslan, Erhan; Ciftci, Hatime – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study presents a synthesis of empirical research reporting on learners' perceptions about the effectiveness of CMC in EFL/ESL writing classes. Conducting a multi-stage systematic review, we analyzed 52 scholarly research articles published between 2000 and 2016. Our findings indicate that while learners perceive linguistic benefits from…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Hite, Rebecca; Solís, Patricia; Wargo, Lindsay; Larsen, Thomas Barclay – Education Sciences, 2018
Research suggests numerous cognitive benefits of authentic learning experiences. Beyond cognition, there are additional dimensions for learners who engage in authentic learning experiences. In education, the affective experiences of authentic learning and the role of students' social interactions remain largely unexplored. This paper examines…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Student Experience, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The aim of this investigation was to gain an understanding of the use of institutional social media accounts by graduate departments. This study focused particularly on the social media accounts of instructional design (ID) graduate programs. Content and statistical analyses were conducted to examine 24,948 tweets posted by ID programs (n = 22) on…
Descriptors: Social Media, Instructional Design, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Hofsess, Brooke A.; Shields, Sara Scott; Wilson, Gloria J. – Art Education, 2018
In this article, the authors share their experiences as art teacher educators using social media in innovative ways that stretch and strengthen modality in lesson design. Specifically, they explore their process of using the popular blog site Tumblr as a format to design what they have termed "tumbling lessons" with preservice art…
Descriptors: Art Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Media, Web Sites
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Dailey-Hebert, Amber – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a time of accessible information and rampant knowledge transfer. However, a double-edged sword exists with the extensive scope and breadth of content that is available and which requires keen skills to cull the valid from invalid. Consequently, it is our obligation and responsibility to hone and refine our…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
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Hole, Torstein Nielsen; Velle, G.; Riese, H.; Raaheim, A.; Simonelli, A. L. – Cogent Education, 2018
This paper reports an investigation of biology students' discussion of knowing in work placements, as accounted in blogs. Twenty-two blogs, containing 78 individual entries, written in conjunction with a work placement course for students in a tertiary level biology program, have been analysed in the study (The blogs are publicly available here:…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Çelebi, Nurhayat; Selçuk, Gülenaz; Peker, Huriye Sevinç – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Today's rapidly evolving technology is expanding the use of innovative communication technologies and their usage areas. to traditional communication technologies today; smartphones, laptop computers, handheld computers, and tablets are also added. Wireless communication technology removes time and space limits, allowing people to communicate both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Alim, Sophia – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2017
The increased use of Twitter in Saudi Arabia has opened new opportunities in higher education teaching. However, there exists a lack of studies which examine academics' thoughts on Twitter use for teaching purposes. For this study, a questionnaire was distributed to academics in Saudi Arabian universities in order to explore their experiences and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Media, Universities, Foreign Countries
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