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Ndebele, Hloniphani – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Within the discourse of language planning and policy, there is an increasing realisation of the strategic role of information and communication technologies in the promotion of indigenous African languages. The article discusses the strategic role that social software, in particular blogs and wiki, can and should play in the development of African…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Information Technology, Computer Software
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Fraumann, Grischa – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
Altmetrics are tools for measuring the impact of research beyond scientific communities. In general, they measure online mentions of scholarly outputs, such as on online social networks, blogs, and news sites. Some stakeholders in higher education have championed altmetrics as a new way to understand research impact and as an alternative or…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Measurement Techniques, Citations (References), Social Networks
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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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Nehls, Kimberly; Livengood, Jake – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how college students connect online prior to their first year. Before students ever set foot on a college campus, they are making friends, joining clubs, locating activities, finding roommates and discussing future student activities all through the social network site, Facebook.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Transitional Programs, Case Studies, High School Students
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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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Karataev, Evgeny; Zadorozhny, Vladimir – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
Many techniques have been developed to enhance learning experience with computer technology. A particularly great influence of technology on learning came with the emergence of the web and adaptive educational hypermedia systems. While the web enables users to interact and collaborate with each other to create, organize, and share knowledge via…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing
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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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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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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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Sharma, Priya; Tietjen, Philip – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
This article reports on the use of blogs in an online course over multiple semesters and analyzes the participation and meaning making between course participants. The authors used a combination of social network analyses and discourse analysis to show the patterns of participation and the types of meaning making over two iterations of the course.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Britt, Virginia G.; Paulus, Trena – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Although Twitter and other social media sites have grown in popularity with educators, we still do not know what is happening within this online space or how it supports teachers. The purpose of this case study of #Edchat, a group of educators who meet weekly on Twitter, was to investigate informal professional development through the lens of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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Wright, Leigh L.; Shemberger, Melony; Price, Elizabeth – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
Journalism professors are concerned with how effectively students understand current news events and engage with mainstream news sources. This essay is based on a survey administered to students in a newswriting course and analyzed the kinds of current news that students followed in weekly assignments designed with a digital, interactive approach.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Current Events, Journalism, Student Surveys
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Halpin, Patricia A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Nonscience majors often rely on general internet searches to locate science information. This practice can lead to misconceptions because the returned search information can be unreliable. In this article the authors describe how they used the social media site Twitter to address this problem in a general education course, BSCI 421 Diseases of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Higher Education, College Science
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Myers, Misha; Watkins, Dane; Sobey, Richard – Research in Drama Education, 2016
Technological innovations in digital communication technologies offer possibilities for new forms of participation and storytelling in theatre. WildWorks Theatre Company creates work that is discovered and devised with partners, artists and community participants in response to specific cultural and geographical locations. The work includes people…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technological Advancement, Story Telling, Personal Narratives
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