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Koranteng, Felix Nti; Wiafe, Isaac – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Studies into Knowledge Sharing continues to attract attention. This is because it has been identified as an effective learning and researching approach. Perhaps this is due to the proliferation and enhanced interaction of modern social networks. Although previous literature argues for a relationship between the use of Social Networking Sites,…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Sharing Behavior, Social Networks, Correlation
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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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Liu, Shuning – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Since 2010, the number of urban Chinese high-school students applying to US universities has rapidly grown. Many of these students have chosen emerging international curriculum programs established by elite public high schools in China. These programs prepare wealthy Chinese students for the US college application process by exposing them to an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, High School Students, Marketing, Access to Education
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Doleck, Tenzin; Lajoie, Susanne – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The ubiquitous use of social networking sites by students and the potential impacts of such use on academic performance are of both theoretical and practical importance. Hence, this paper addresses the question: how does the use of social networking sites influence academic performance? The present review synthesizes the empirical findings of the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Academic Achievement, Web Sites
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Cleaver, Samantha L.; Wood, Charles L. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018
Pinterest is a social media platform that allows users to "pin" resources from the Internet and includes hundreds of connections to education sites. Pinterest is a popular and trusted resource for many teachers, making it a potential way to share evidence-based practices. This column describes how teachers can use Pinterest to share…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Evidence Based Practice, Social Media
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Ellahi, Abida – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The central objective of this study is to investigate the extent to which social networking sites can affect learning effectiveness, and to what amount this technology can be used as supplementary elements for existing pedagogy methods prevailing in a developing country. The study used a teaching case research method to investigate the effects of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Web Sites, Conventional Instruction
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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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Flanagan, Brendan; Hirokawa, Sachio – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
This article contends that the profile of a foreign language learner can contain valuable information about possible problems they will face during the learning process, and could be used to help personalize feedback. A particularly important attribute of a foreign language learner is their native language background as it defines their known…
Descriptors: Profiles, Second Language Learning, Native Language, Classification
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Vrontis, Demetris; El Nemar, Sam; Ouwaida, Ammar; Shams, S. M. Riad – Journal of International Education in Business, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to understand and accentuate the value of social media in international student recruitment in Lebanese higher education institutions (HEIs). This study analyses the significance of social media and the changes occurring in the means of communicating with the potential international students, with an aim to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Student Recruitment, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Paige, Samantha R.; Stellefson, Michael; Chaney, Beth H.; Chaney, Don J.; Alber, Julia M.; Chappell, Chelsea; Barry, Adam E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: College students actively seek online health information and use Instagram, an image- and video-based social networking website, to build social networks grounded in trust and behavioral norms (social capital), which have the potential to prevent chronic disease. Purpose: This study aimed to (1) examine how intensity of Instagram use…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Capital, Social Networks, Web Sites
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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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