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Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Although collaboration skills are highly valued by employers, convincing students that collaborative learning activities are worthwhile, and ensuring that the experience is both useful and enjoyable, are significant challenges for educators. This paper addresses these challenges by exploring students' and tutors' experiences of a group project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Part Time Students
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Stoszkowski, John; Collins, Dave – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
Coaches' apparent preferences for informal and self-directed modes of learning have been highlighted in the literature. Consequently, there is a need for innovative coach education approaches that complement these clearly preferred, informal routes and better provide coaches with the professional skills they need to deal with the complex nature of…
Descriptors: Reflection, Communities of Practice, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Stoszkowski, John; Collins, Dave; Olsson, Cliff – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
In part one of this paper, Stoszkowski and Collins showed that shared online blogs were a useful tool to structure and support the informal learning of a cohort of final year undergraduate sports coaching students. The aim of the present study was to offer insight into student coaches' perceptions of their use and experiences of structured group…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Electronic Learning, Athletic Coaches
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Smith, David K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Social media provide a unique arena in which chemists can communicate directly with an international audience from a wide range of backgrounds. In particular, YouTube offers a rich environment through which students of chemistry and members of the general public can be engaged, and chemophobia can be addressed. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Networks, Educational Technology, Chemistry
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Palmer, Stuart – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2014
Engineering academic units might engage with social media for a range of purposes including for general communication with students, staff, alumni, other important stakeholders and the wider community at large; for student recruitment and for marketing and promotion more generally. This paper presents an investigation into the use of Twitter by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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Chew, Esyin; Ding, Seong Lin – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Educational practitioners in the higher education institutions of the UK have increasingly promoted the use of wikis. The technology enhanced learning experience of the UK was transferred to a local higher educational agency in Malaysia through a collaborative research project called WiLearn. By examining a student cohort enrolled in Chinese…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Web Sites, Groups, Learning Experience
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Burwell, Kim; Shipton, Matthew – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The importance of personal practice for instrumentalists and vocalists is well established among researchers, and axiomatic for practitioners. This paper reports on a phase of an action research project, investigating student approaches to personal practice. Following a preliminary questionnaire study, a residential clinic was conducted by…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Drills (Practice), Music Activities
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Tracy, Fran; Jordan, Katy – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This paper draws upon the experience of an interdisciplinary research group in engaging undergraduate university students in the design and development of semantic web technologies. A flexible approach to participatory design challenged conventional distinctions between "designer" and "user" and allowed students to play a role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Semantics, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Walkington, Helen – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2012
This paper explores the learning spaces associated with two geography undergraduate research journals. Wikis provide dedicated spaces for postgraduate reviewers to collaboratively develop constructive feedback to authors creating a supportive online learning environment. In becoming published authors, undergraduates reported that they gained not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Witney, Debbie; Smallbone, Teresa – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2011
Dissatisfaction with the quality of student group work, in terms of content and process, from both academics and students, is a constant challenge to the development of appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies. Developments in Web 2.0 technology could potentially offer a solution. This paper explores the experience of full-time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Cooperative Learning, Student Attitudes
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Sweet, John; Ellaway, Rachel – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
In recent years a combination of ever more flexible and sophisticated Web technologies and an explosion in the quantity of online content has sparked learning technologists around the world to pursue the promise of the "reusable learning object" or RLO with the idea that RLOs could be reused in different educational contexts, thereby…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Heuristics, Educational Technology, Learning Activities
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Madge, Clare; Meek, Julia; Wellens, Jane; Hooley, Tristram – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
Whilst recent studies suggest that over 95% of British undergraduate students are regularly using social networking sites, we still know very little about how this phenomenon impacts on the student experience and, in particular, how it influences students' social integration into university life. This paper explores how pre-registration engagement…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Informal Education, Student Attitudes, Social Integration