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Song, Rayoung – CALICO Journal, 2019
Given the importance of the blogosphere for autonomous language learning, many studies on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) have vigorously investigated the use of blogs in language learning. Noticeably lacking in these endeavors are investigations of language learners' social engagement with others in online spaces to define and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Aslan, Erhan; Ciftci, Hatime – CALICO Journal, 2019
This study presents a synthesis of empirical research reporting on learners' perceptions about the effectiveness of CMC in EFL/ESL writing classes. Conducting a multi-stage systematic review, we analyzed 52 scholarly research articles published between 2000 and 2016. Our findings indicate that while learners perceive linguistic benefits from…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Reyna, Jorge; Hanham, Jose; Meier, Peter – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Being literate has traditionally meant being able to read and write using the media of the day. In the 21st century, being literate requires additional skills such as competence with digital media creation. Until recently, those who could afford and use equipment and applications to produce digital media content were typically developers and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Media Literacy, Taxonomy
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Trace, Jonathan; Brown, James Dean; Rodriguez, Julio – CALICO Journal, 2018
This study examines how technology is perceived by different stakeholder groups in The Language Flagship programs. We administered questionnaires to three stakeholder groups: 14 directors, 34 instructors, and 100 learners at a variety of institutions with three goals: (a) to investigate what technologies the directors, instructors, and learners…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Goodier, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
Networking plays an important role in research projects to build a community and audience around a research area. Using social media is popular in project communication as it provides the ability to engage with a group of followers daily. Such online networking tools provide the advantage of providing nearrealtime data, which can be used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Alim, Sophia – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2017
The increased use of Twitter in Saudi Arabia has opened new opportunities in higher education teaching. However, there exists a lack of studies which examine academics' thoughts on Twitter use for teaching purposes. For this study, a questionnaire was distributed to academics in Saudi Arabian universities in order to explore their experiences and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Media, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Veletsianos, George – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
Researchers have proposed that social media provide complementary learning environments for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that might engender participation, engagement, and peer-support. Although suggestive, nearly all of the research in this area consists of case studies, making it challenging to determine whether or to what extent findings…
Descriptors: Social Media, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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Gao, Fei; Li, Lan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Research on microblogging in education has suggested its potential to promote community building and collaborative learning, but little is known about the nature of interaction in such microblogging communities. More research is needed to understand how online learning communities can be designed in a way that supports effective learning. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Fox, Alison; Bird, Terese – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Social media are a group of technologies such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn which offer people chances to interact with one another in new ways. Teachers, like other members of society, do not all use social media. Some avoid, some experiment with and others embrace social media enthusiastically. As a means of communication available to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Rebmann, Kristen Radsliff; Clark, Camden Bernard – Open Praxis, 2017
This article charts the development of activities for online graduate students in library and information science. Project goals include helping students develop competencies in understanding open access publishing, synthesizing research in the field, and engaging in scholarly communication via collaborative educational blogging. Using a design…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Online Courses, Library Science, Information Science
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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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Luzón, María José – Written Communication, 2017
Blogs provide an open space for scholars to share information, communicate about their research, and reach a diversified audience. Posts in academic blogs are usually hybrid texts where various genres are connected and recontextualized; yet little research has examined how these genres function together to support scholars' activity. The purpose…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Researchers
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Luo, Tian; Clifton, Lacey – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2017
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the study is to provide foundational research to exemplify how knowledge construction takes place in microblogging-based learning environments, to understand learner interaction representing the knowledge construction process, and to analyze learner perception, thereby suggesting a model of delivery for microblogging.…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Student Journals
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Krutka, Daniel G.; Carpenter, Jeffrey P. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
The microblogging service Twitter offers a platform that social studies educators increasingly use for professional development, communication, and class activities, but to what ends? The authors drew on Deweyan conceptions of participatory learning and citizenship aims of the field as lenses through which to consider social media activities. To…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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