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Choi, Grace Y. – Educational Media International, 2018
Although online education is popularized, it is in a developing stage that continues to struggle with communicating and engaging with students. The question remains on how students can be better engaged in online educational materials that are presented in asynchronous media, especially in lecture videos. Thus, using engagement theory, the present…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Li, Jiahang; Greenhow, Christine – Educational Media International, 2015
Social media are fundamentally changing core practices in various industries. Although surveys indicate that social media are impacting social scientists, we know little about how education scholars, specifically, use social media for their work or professional learning. This article explores how educational scholars incorporated the social media,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Professional Development, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Tan, Verily; Kou, Xiaojing – Educational Media International, 2014
This study proposes the use of case-based reasoning to help educators design with Web 2.0. Principles for designing a web-enhanced case-based activity (CBA) were used to design an online professional development course for a group of 16 in-service educators. The Learning in Context model was used as a scaffold to help participants in their design…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Design, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Nair, Shanthi Suraj; Tay, Lee Yong; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling – Educational Media International, 2013
This research paper explores students' motivation and teachers' teaching practices towards the writing of compositions in the conventional paper-based (paper and pencil) and the online blogs mode. Six classes of Grade 5 (224 students) and four English teachers in an elementary-level future school in Singapore were involved in this study. A total…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Angelaina, Sophia; Jimoyiannis, Athanassios – Educational Media International, 2012
This paper reports on a case study investigating students' participation and learning presence in an educational blog implemented as a cross-thematic inquiry activity exploring and debating on the acid rain problem. Twenty-one secondary education students (14-15 years aged), coming from two separate classes, were involved. The content and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Hutchison, Amy; Wang, Wei – Educational Media International, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative study was to document how pre-service teachers in a children's literature course experienced blogging on a social networking site as a form of literature response. Understanding how pre-service teachers experience these tools can inform the ways we instruct them to integrate Web 2.0 tools into their teaching.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Preservice Teacher Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Education Courses
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Ioannou, Andri; Stylianou-Georgiou, Agni – Educational Media International, 2012
A lot of studies have investigated the isolated use of threaded discussion and wiki technologies to facilitate collaboration in online learning settings. Nevertheless, the integration of both technologies into a potentially superior collaborative learning tool has not been explicitly investigated. This manuscript reports on an effort to undertake…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Problem Based Learning, Electronic Learning
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Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John G. – Educational Media International, 2011
This paper reviews the research on the disruptive and transformative potential of newly-emerging cloud-based pedagogies. It takes into consideration the extent to which Cloud Computing can be leveraged to disseminate and scale web-based applications within and across learning contexts. It examines ideas from current literature in Web 2.0- and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Collaborative Writing, Internet, Citizenship
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Fusco, Judi; Haavind, Sarah; Remold, Julie; Schank, Patricia – Educational Media International, 2011
Four sessions of two professional development seminars were offered to members of an organization. The seminars were voluntary, free of charge, and participants did not receive credit for their attendance. Participation rates and exit survey ratings for the four sessions varied. After the seminars, an analysis using the community of inquiry…
Descriptors: Seminars, Federal Aid, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Fang, Jun; Strobel, Johannes – Educational Media International, 2011
Game-based learning has been a popular development and recommended as an effective pedagogy in educating new generations of learners. Few studies, however, have demonstrated the efficacy of game-based learning on learners' academic performance with empirical data. The described learning outcomes of game-based pedagogy within the limited available…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Instructional Design, Educational Games, Guidelines
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Bower, Matt; Hedberg, John G.; Kuswara, Andreas – Educational Media International, 2010
This paper describes an approach to conceptualising and performing Web 2.0-enabled learning design. Based on the Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge model of educational practice, the approach conceptualises Web 2.0 learning design by relating Anderson and Krathwohl's Taxonomy of Learning, Teaching and Assessing, and different types…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Practices, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Classification
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Hourigan, Triona; Murray, Liam – Educational Media International, 2010
Because of the recent revolutionary developments brought about by Web 2.0, the emergence and popularity of blogs as learning tools represent an important area of consideration by the higher education sector. Indeed, while many researchers have acknowledged the advantages of using blogs in this environment, it is clear that more investigation is…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Reflection, Writing Skills
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Boon, Stuart; Sinclair, Christine – Educational Media International, 2009
The authors use their own experiences with social software to argue for the need for caution in its uses in education. They particularly draw attention to difficulties in engagement, the effects on identity, an emphasis on superficial issues, lack of coherence, and problems with authenticity and trust. While Facebook and Second Life appear to have…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Social Networks, Creativity