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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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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
Li, Pu – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation aims to investigate how advanced information technologies cope with the various demands of disaster response. It consists of three essays on the exploration of micro-blogging and FOSS environments. The first essay looks at the usage of micro-blogging in the aftermath of the massive 2008 China earthquake and explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk Management, Cooperation, News Reporting
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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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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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Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Kim, Nari; Lin, Meng-Fen Grace – Internet and Higher Education, 2009
Wikis have the potential to change learning environments from traditional knowledge transmission models to knowledge transformative ones where students generate, share, and reshape knowledge. In this three-part study, graduate students created wikibooks across institutional settings. One of these projects extended to universities in China, Taiwan,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Graduate Students, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Chew, Ivan – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an exploratory survey as part of a presentation for the Bridging Worlds 2008 conference. It seeks to understand how library institutions in the South East Asia (SEA) region have implemented Web 2.0 technologies--blogs, RSS feeds, wikis, or the use of services like Flickr, YouTube, de.lici.ous.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries