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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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Ifinedo, Princely – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: Students' use of blogging tools in learning environments is increasing across the world. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature by examining the effects of relevant factors that engender satisfaction and positive impacts of the technology for learning. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional survey was used to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Educational Technology
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Gagné, Monica – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper explores the potential for students to engage in social constructivist (Vygotsky, 1978) learning through the development of a course wiki. As a requirement of the Principles of Learning (PoL) course, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, students are tasked with building a collection of online, student-authored learning…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Discovery Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Collaborative Writing
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Christofides, Emily; Wood, Eileen; Benn, Amanda Catherine; Desmarais, Serge; Westfall, Krista – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2017
Disclosure is a critical element of interpersonal relationships and individuals are often evaluated on what they share with others, whether in personal, professional, or learning contexts. Technology now allows for many different outlets for communicating with other people. We used experimental methods to explore the impact of communication medium…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Relationship, Research Design, Student Surveys
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Thériault, Pascale; Allaire, Stéphane; Gagnon, Vincent – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Although the affective dimension of writing is important and well documented, we know less about how teachers and students are making use of the blog in classrooms to advance specifically cognitive goals connected to writing. It is with this in mind that a case study was carried out to closely document the effect of classroom blogs on the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Web Sites, Elementary School Students
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Saudelli, Mary Gene; Ciampa, Katia – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2016
This ethnographic research study investigated three elementary teachers' perceived self-efficacy beliefs and their attitudes toward mobile technology-enhanced instruction. Using technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) as a guiding theory, the authors sought to determine whether and how the three knowledge components that form the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Self Efficacy, Ethnography
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Piotrowski, Marcelina – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2015
This article examines the comment culture that accompanies documentary films on YouTube as a site of (geo) political education. It considers how viewers try to teach each other about the proper "place" of critique in response to the global, national, and local rhetoric featured in one environmental documentary film. YouTube viewers use…
Descriptors: Political Science, Political Issues, Documentaries, Video Technology
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Carpenter, Jeffrey P.; Krutka, Daniel G. – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Traditional, top-down professional development (PD) can render teachers mere implementers of the ideas of others, but there is some hope that the participatory nature of social media such as Twitter might support more grassroots PD. To better understand Twitter's role in education, we conducted a survey of K-16 educators regarding their use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication
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Preston, Jane P; Moffatt, Lyndsay; Wiebe, Sean; McAuley, Alexander; Campbell, Barbara; Gabriel, Martha – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to document the perceptions of school leaders regarding the technological use, skills, and attitudes of high school teachers. Using a qualitative research approach, 11 educational leaders from Prince Edward Island (Canada) were individually interviewed. Participants represented the Department of Education, principals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Literacy, Administrator Attitudes
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Martini, Tanya S.; Rail, Ashley; Norton, Cole – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We examined first-year psychology majors' (N = 195) beliefs about the relevance of two types of university assignments (individual essay and group wiki) and their connection to the development of career-related skills. Students reported that assignments were only somewhat relevant to their career goals, and relevance ratings were typically…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Assignments
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Dennis, Carol Azumah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
In this study, I explore "blogging", the use of a regularly updated website or web page, authored and curated by an individual or small group, written in a conversational style, as a form of public pedagogy. I analyse blogs as pre-figurative spaces where people go to learn with/in a public sphere, through collaboration with interested…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Adult Educators
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Craig, Shelley L.; McInroy, Lauren; McCready, Lance T.; Alaggia, Ramona – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth have the potential for considerable resilience. Positive media representations may mediate negative experiences and foster self-esteem, yet the relationship between resilience and both traditional offline and new online media remains underaddressed for this population. This…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Youth
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Ross, Heather M.; Banow, Ryan; Yu, Stan – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2015
The purpose of this two-year quantitative study was to determine the usefulness of the micro-blogging tool Twitter in large classes for improving the students' sense of community and belonging. Three instructors of large classes were recruited to test the outcomes of using Twitter as a learning tool, one each from the Departments of Geography and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Carpenter, Jeffrey P.; Krutka, Daniel G. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2014
While the microblogging service Twitter is increasingly popular among educators and offers numerous affordances for learning, its relationship with formal education systems remains complicated by generally ambivalent educator attitudes and institutional policies. To better understand the role Twitter plays in education, we conducted a survey of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Kaldor, Eric; Flacks, Gabriel – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
This article considers how instructors with larger classes can utilize Web 2.0 tools to help students develop as writers. Meeting the needs of readers defines strong writing, yet students need to interact with authentic audiences to learn to do this well. A growing body of educators is exploring how blogging can be used to enhance student…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Electronic Journals
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