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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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Tuapawa, Kimberley – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Although educational online technologies (EOTs) have transformed the delivery of learning in higher education, significant EOT challenges have impeded their effectiveness, preventing widespread implementation. The persistence of these challenges suggests that tertiary education institutes (TEIs) have experienced a gap in understandings about the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Phenomenology
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Khan, Atiya – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The professional development of teachers in India is still, by and large, based on formal and outdated professional learning traditions, often characterised by crash courses and one-off workshops. In education, blogs have proven to be an effective means of establishing and maintaining collaborative learning networks and helping members reflect on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Paul, Narmada; Glassman, Michael – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The present study makes the case that the individual constituents of internet self-efficacy--search self-efficacy, communication self-efficacy, organisation self-efficacy, differentiation self-efficacy, and reactive/generative self-efficacy--may be of differential importance in predicting internet anxiety within web-assisted learning environments.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Efficacy, Internet, Correlation
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Põldoja, Hans; Duval, Erik; Leinonen, Teemu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Blogs are used in higher education to support face-to-face courses, to organise online courses, and to open up courses for a wider group of participants. However the open and distributed nature of blogs creates problems that are not common in other learning contexts. Four key challenges related to the use of blogs in learning were identified from…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Sullivan, Miriam; Longnecker, Nancy – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Blogs are a useful teaching tool for improving student writing and increasing class interaction. However, most studies have looked at individual blogs rather than blogs maintained by a whole class. We introduced assignments involving participation in class blogs to four science communication classes with enrolments of between 15 and 36 students.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Writing Assignments, Interaction
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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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Chen, Wen-Chun – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This research illustrates the provisions and receptivity of teacher feedback in a blogmediated writing project between two colleges. The blog serves as a peer collaboration platform, as well as a mediating tool for teachers to offer timely feedback or prompt student idea exchanges. This paper discusses how teacher feedback may alter in response to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Student Projects, Electronic Publishing
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Rambe, Patient – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
There is scant evidence to demonstrate that researchers grasp the social dimensions of convergence, and particularly, the academic and social implications of converged media on students' lives. Despite a surge in student appropriation of social media-enabled mobile phones for exchanging educational resources and social practices, little is known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Higher Education, Graduate Students
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Chang, Chi-Cheng; Liang, Chaoyun; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Tseng, Ju-Shih; Chen, To-Yu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
The effect of creating blog-based portfolios on knowledge management (KM) abilities among university students was examined in the present study. Participants included 43 students majoring in Multimedia and Game Science at a University in Taiwan. Students spent nine weeks creating their personal portfolios by using a blog. The "t"-test…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Knowledge Management, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Chen, Nai-Ci; Tsai, Huei-Yin; Tseng, Kuo-Hung; Shih, Ru-Chu – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study combined traditional classroom teaching methods and blogs with blended creative teaching as a new teaching method for the course "Design and Applications of Teaching Aids for Young Children." It aimed to improve the shortcomings of the traditional teaching approach by incorporating the "Asking, Thinking, Doing, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Materials
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Neo, Tse-Kian; Neo, Mai; Kwok, Wai-Jing; Tan, Yeen-Ju; Lai, Chen-Haw; Zarina, Che Embi – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
With the strong emphasis of social constructivism, many educators are finding new ways to stimulate and enhance social activities within the classroom. One such method is the use of cooperative learning. A cohort of students worked in small teams cooperatively to complete an assignment while using blogs to document and reflect their work.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Instruction, Instructional Design, Web Sites
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Deng, Liping; Yuen, Allan H. K. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
The success of academic blogs depends on the participation and engagement of students. Taking an exploratory approach, this study aims to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of student teachers towards academic blogging, and the factors that motivate them to write academic blogs voluntarily. Drawing on data gathered from…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Student Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Snodgrass, Suzanne – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Health professionals use critical thinking, a key problem solving skill, for clinical reasoning which is defined as the use of knowledge and reflective inquiry to diagnose a clinical problem. Teaching these skills in traditional settings with growing class sizes is challenging, and students increasingly expect learning that is flexible and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperation, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Barwell, Graham; Moore, Chris; Walker, Ruth – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The model of learning best suited to the future may be one which sees learning as the process of managing the different kinds of participation an individual might have in complex social systems. Learning capability and engagement is thus dependent on the relationship between an individual identity and social systems. We report on the incorporation…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Pilot Projects, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Evaluation
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