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Chen, Juan; Liu, Yong – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Previous studies suggest that the users of social question and answer Websites contribute their knowledge to a community in exchange for intrinsic rewards from other members, such as reciprocity and reputation. Thus, rewarding knowledge contributors is of great importance for maintaining the users of such Websites. However, there is…
Descriptors: Rewards, Web Sites, Social Exchange Theory, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Feng; Peng, Theodore; Peng, Kaiping; Zheng, Sam Xianjun; Liu, Zhiyuan – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
The central hypothesis of Semantic Network Model of Creativity is that creative people, who are exposed to more information that are both novel and useful, will have more interconnections between event schemas in their associations. The networks of event schemas in creative people's minds were expected to be wider and denser than those in less…
Descriptors: Creativity, Social Media, Scores, Regression (Statistics)
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Zhang, Jingjing; Perris, Kirk; Zheng, Qinhua; Chen, Li – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
In China, microblogging is an extremely popular activity and is proving to be an effective mechanism to gauge perceptions about social phenomena. Between 2010 and 2015 Sina Weibo, China's largest microblogging website, generated 95,015 postings from 62,074 users referencing the term massive open online courses (MOOCs), a method of online course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Public Opinion, Electronic Publishing
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Wu, Heping; Gao, Junde; Zhang, Weimin – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
The present study examines the professional growth of three Chinese English teachers by analyzing their interactional patterns and their social and cognitive presence in an online community. The data from social network analysis (SNA) and content analysis revealed that computer-mediated communication (CMC) created new opportunities for teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Synchronous Communication
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Lu, Jie; Churchill, Daniel – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This paper reports a study that investigated the social interaction pattern of collaborative learning and the factors affecting the effectiveness of collaborative learning in a social networking environment (SNE). A class of 55 undergraduate students enrolled in an elective course at a Chinese university was recruited for the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Study
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Shen, Qi-yuan – English Language Teaching, 2013
According to the constructivism learning theory, blog may act as a useful tool for improving writing capability. For this purpose, the present article attempts to explore the potential of blog for improving English writing in the Chinese tertiary EFL classrooms. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in a Chinese university to compare the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction
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Chun, Christian W. – Research in the Teaching of English, 2012
This article examines the ways in which a multimodal text--a YouTube video on globalization and business--was mediated in two English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classrooms, and how these mediations shaped the instructor's and her students' meaning-making in specific ways. I first explore the complex multimodal discourses involved with this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Business Administration Education, Intermode Differences
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Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Calandra, Brendan; Hibbard, Susan T.; McDowell Lefaiver, Mary L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
This paper reports on the effects an experimental English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program in Second Life (SL) had on Chinese student EFL learning. The study took an evaluative approach using quasi-experimental design with participants from one Chinese university and one American university in the southeastern United States. Results indicated…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Programs, Computer Simulation, Internet
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Garcia-Sanchez, Soraya; Rojas-Lizana, Sol – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article aims to demonstrate how the use of an online journal, a bilingual blog, can contribute to filling in the language and cultural gaps of foreign language learners. This case study focuses on the participation, interaction, motivation, language acquisition, feedback and cultural input improved by students of Spanish as a Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Second Language Instruction, Web Sites
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Zha, Chongping; Li, Shusu; Laffey, James M. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A key problem in developing a virtual community for co-constructing learning resources is the need to have people volunteer to share their expertise. In this paper, we introduce the first phase of our research in which we examine strategies for encouraging participants to share in the system. We began by designing an intervention model based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Lifelong Learning, Participation
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Kelm, Orlando R. – Business Communication Quarterly, 2011
In assessing the application of social media on the teaching of business communication, this article looks at MBA student use of blogs, online photo database contributions, and video contributions to YouTube channels. These assignments were part of their course activities, which included a 2-week study tour in China. The article looks at these…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Social Networks, Masters Degrees, Business Administration Education
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Wei, Zhang – Chinese Education and Society, 2011
In keeping with the increasing importance of technology, the "war of words" between those born in the 1980s and those born in the 1990s has been largely fought through online videos, blogs, and Internet forums. This article also reveals how each new generation is eager to take its place at the center stage and how young generations…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Higher Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Gerstein, Jackie – International Journal on E-Learning, 2011
Twitter, the micro blogging tool, has seen unprecedented growth in the past year and is expected to continue into the future. Twitter's power, engagement, and popularity lie in its endless networking opportunities. Its potential as a venue for professional growth and development needs to be explored, discussed, and ultimately used as such. A brief…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Hao, Wu – Chinese Education and Society, 2011
With the deepening of reform and opening up, and as a critical point in China's social transformation approaches, various unexpected public crises are increasing as well. The channels whereby people obtain information are also diversifying, and mixed up therein are angry youth and Internet rumormongering. The extensive influence of and large area…
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Internet, Values
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Zhao, Hongqin; Huang, Jianbin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
China's economic power is changing attitudes towards Mandarin Chinese worldwide. Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) consequently emerges as a subject for research as well as an educational market. This article investigates the modern evolution of CFL curriculum policy that has led to the current rapid growth of the Confucius Institute (CI) around…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Languages, Foreign Countries
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