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Yeh, Hui-Chin; Tseng, Sheng-Shiang; Chen, Yu-Sheng – Educational Technology & Society, 2019
To extend the recent growth of literature on using peer feedback through blogs to enhance students' speaking performance, this study investigated the effects of online peer feedback via blogs on the speaking performance of college students studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Participants comprised 45 EFL college students, from two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Electronic Publishing, College Students
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Lin, Ming Huei – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of integrating a learner-centered blogging approach into the EFL writing classroom in Taiwan. For this purpose, a 16-week experiment was conducted, involving an intact class of 18 university-level Taiwanese EFL student writers. During the experiment, the participants first created their own blogs on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Karsak, H. Gulhan Orhan; Fer, Seval; Orhan, Feza – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Academic writing, whether individual or cooperative, is an essential skill for today's graduates. However, motivating and helping students to learn to write effectively, either in cooperative or individual scenarios, poses many challenges, many of which can be overcome by technical means. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of using…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Diaries, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Novakovich, Jeanette; Long, Erin Cramer – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Two sections of university-level technical writing courses were given an authentic task to write an article for publication for an outside stakeholder. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine the differences in learning outcomes between students using traditional writing methods and those using social media to generate articles. One…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Fessakis, Georgios; Dimitracopoulou, Angelique; Palaiodimos, Aggelos – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
This paper presents empirical research results regarding the impact of Interaction Analysis (IA) graphs on groups of students collaborating through online blogging according to a "learning by design" scenario. The IA graphs used are of two categories; the first category summarizes quantitatively the activity of the users for each blog,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Students, Social Networks
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Huang, Tien-Chi; Chen, Chia-Chen – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
With the advent of Web 2.0 technology, message transmission has become increasingly convenient, and the rising amount of information has become gradually diverse. A question must be asked of this trend, on whether informal learning resources can be integrated into formal learning knowledge. This study attempts to integrate educational blog…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Informal Education, Conventional Instruction
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Kop, Rita – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Major changes on the Web in recent years have contributed to an abundance of information for people to harness in their learning. Emerging technologies have instigated the need for critical literacies to support learners on open online networks in the mastering of critical information gathering during their learning journeys. This paper will argue…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Literacy, Selective Dissemination of Information, Electronic Publishing
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Chu, Samuel K. W.; Kwan, Alvin C. M.; Warning, Peter – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
The functions and possibilities afforded by blogging have been suggested to be relevant to learning and information management. Its increasing use in the business and education sectors is documented, but currently its use in professional education or internship is limited. The social nature of blogging appears to support the applicability of blogs…
Descriptors: Information Management, Evidence, Rating Scales, Professional Education
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Avci, Ummuhan; Askar, Petek – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of blogs and wikis as constructive tools in the computer courses of prospective teachers and compare them with respect to perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, intention, self efficacy, and anxiety. Ninety-two students who were enrolled in various teacher education programs used blog and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, Intention
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Huang, Tien-Chi; Huang, Yueh-Min; Yu, Fu-Yun – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper examines the effects of using weblog technologies to support cooperative learning in higher education. The study focused on the effects of features embedded in weblogs on social interactions, time lags, and cognitive loads. A quasi-experimental control-group research design was adopted. The participants were 115 undergraduates who were…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web Sites, Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Park, Young; Heo, Gyeong Mi; Lee, Romee – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This study defines a blog as a contemporary web-based environment that can make a difference in adult informal learning practice. An online survey with 70 adult bloggers in Korea was undertaken to understand the nature of adults' blogging and its meanings in terms of learning. This study investigates (a) adults' blogging experiences related to…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Informal Education, Electronic Publishing, Learning Processes
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Berlanga, Adriana J.; Kalz, Marco; Stoyanov, Slavi; van Rosmalen, Peter; Smithies, Alisdair; Braidman, Isobel – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
Formative feedback enables comparison to be made between a learner's current understanding and a desired learning goal. Obtaining this information is a time consuming task that most tutors cannot afford. We therefore wished to develop a support software tool, which provides tutors and learners with information that identifies a learner's progress,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Concept Mapping, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Yoo, Sun Joo; Huang, Wen-hao David – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
In order to inform educators in higher education on the integration of Web 2.0 applications for engaging and effective learning experiences, this survey study compared the use and acceptance of Web 2.0 applications between American and Korean college students through the lens of cultural differences. Undergraduate students were recruited to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Woo, Matsuko; Chu, Samuel; Ho, Andrew; Li, Xuanxi – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This small-scale case study explores the challenges and potential benefits of a wiki for students and teachers in a primary-five English-language class in Hong Kong. The study examined how the wiki's key affordances might help in scaffolding students during their collaborative writing projects. The study found that the use of a wiki in a class of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Huang, Jeff J. S.; Yang, Stephen J. H.; Huang, Yueh-Min; Hsiao, Indy Y. T. – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Recently, the rising of Web 2.0 has made online community gradually become popular, like Facebook, blog, etc. As a result, the online knowledge sharing network formed by interpersonal interaction is now a major character of Web 2.0, and therefore, by this trend, we try to build up a collaborative service mechanism and further set up an analysis…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Socialization, Electronic Publishing
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