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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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Luo, Tian – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to understand student interaction and learning in microblogging-based peer feedback sessions. The researcher examined through a case study how students interacted and provided peer feedback for each other when Twitter was enabled as a backchannel; students were also asked to report how they perceived their experience.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Journals, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The advent of the Web as a social technology has created opportunities for the creation of informal learning environments, which have potential for innovative methodologies in learning, teaching and assessment. However, as Wolfe (2001) admonishes, "contrary to the rhetoric of cheerleaders, the Web places greater demands on students than…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites
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Keng, Tan Chin; Ching, Yeoh Kah – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The use of web applications has become a trend in many disciplines including education. In view of the influence of web application in education, this study examines web application technologies that could enhance undergraduates' learning experiences, with focus on Quantity Surveying (QS) and Information Technology (IT) undergraduates. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
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Celik, Ismail; Yurt, Eyup; Sahin, Ismail – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
There are numerous types and variations of social networking web sites, such as MySpace, FB, Hi5, and Cyworld. Of these networks, the most commonly used is FB. Because of the widespread use of FB by youth, its effects on student achievement has recently become one of the most important issues that are curious for families. Therefore, it has become…
Descriptors: Models, Social Networks, Web Sites, Mass Media Use
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Carpenter, Jeffrey – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2015
Twitter has demonstrated potential to facilitate learning at the university level, and K-12 educators' use of the microblogging service Twitter to facilitate professional development appears to be on the rise. Research on microblogging as a part of teacher education is, however, limited. This paper investigates the use of Twitter by preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
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Kim, Albert Y.; Escobedo-Land, Adriana – Journal of Statistics Education, 2015
We present a data set consisting of user profile data for 59,946 San Francisco OkCupid users (a free online dating website) from June 2012. The data set includes typical user information, lifestyle variables, and text responses to 10 essay questions. We present four example analyses suitable for use in undergraduate introductory probability and…
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Data, Educational Practices
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Shahghasemi, Ehsan; Akhavan, Manijeh – SAGE Open, 2015
Academic plagiarism exists in all academic spheres, but contextual factors determine the level, intensity, and forms of it. Over the last few years, the phenomenon of "Ghost Authorship" has become widespread in Iran, and concerns have been expressed regarding this issue, not only by academicians but also by officials. In this study, 143…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Authors, Student Attitudes, Writing (Composition)
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Mazzoni, Elvis; Iannone, Maria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
In recent years, the huge success of social network sites (SNSs) has principally been determined by their ability to link people and their respective relationships. These relationships allow people to access different resources, information, emotional and social support, entertainment, as well as providing them with the opportunity to extend…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Social Capital, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hoffman, Elin Meyers – College Teaching, 2014
As many as 42% of first and second year students at post-secondary institutions fail to complete their degrees, and of those students, only 15-25% of them drop out due to poor academic performance or for financial reasons. The remainder of them leave college for reasons that are less clear (National Center for Education Statistics 2012). However,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Literature Reviews
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Gregory, Peter; Gregory, Karen; Eddy, Erik – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
Facebook is a website with over one billion users worldwide that is synonymous with social-networking. However, in this study, Facebook is used as an "instructional network". Two sections of an undergraduate calculus course were used to study the effects of participating in a Facebook group devoted solely to instruction. One section was…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Gomes, Catherine; Berry, Marsha; Alzougool, Basil; Chang, Shanton – Journal of International Students, 2014
This paper explores the role of identity in helping international students form social networks at an Australian institution and how these networks contribute to creating a sense of home away. The findings suggest that international students form distinct social networks that are not necessarily solely made up of fellow students from their home…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Foreign Students
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Majid, Nazatul Aini Abd – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
Web 2.0 tools are expected to assist students to acquire knowledge effectively in their university environment. However, the lack of effort from lecturers in planning the learning process can make it difficult for the students to optimize their learning experiences. The aim of this paper is to integrate Web 2.0 tools with learning strategy in…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, College Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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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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