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Lai, Chih-Hung; Lin, Hung-Wei; Lin, Rong-Mu; Tho, Pham Duc – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
This article explores whether a learning community can affect students' learning achievement and engagement. Besides, this study also analyzed whether degree centralities of peer interaction affect learning achievement and learning engagement based on social network analysis. While the experimental group combined the English learning system with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Online Courses
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Kelly, Olivia – Research-publishing.net, 2019
Twitter has over 326 million monthly active users with the number of daily users growing every year since 2016 and is increasingly used by students and academics to interact and build online learning communities. For distance language learners, Twitter offers an open, free, and accessible environment for interaction and engagement which is…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Virtual Classrooms, Interaction, Learner Engagement
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Norin, Veniamin Aleksandrovich; Norina, Natalia Vladimirovna; Pukharenko, Yurii Vladimirovich – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This article is devoted to applying interactive teaching methods at Russian universities. It studies the following three types of interaction between professor and students that have become common at Russian universities: passive teaching methods, active teaching methods, and interactive teaching methods. This paper presents their advantages and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Universities, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lancieri, Luigi – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Several studies point out the link between sociability and academic results. In this paper, we highlight a phenomenon of asymmetry in the perception of friendship. This occurs when a student think he has more or less friends than he really has. We present an experimental method that allows us to analyze this question in relation with the academic…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, Social Networks
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Sakamoto, Mitsuyo – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
According to Swain, Kinnear, & Steinman (2011), we use a language with others as a form of shared cognition, and in the process we scaffold each other. This action research investigates how students' online written output affects each other's writing. One thousand twenty online entries written by 21 Japanese university sophomore English majors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Hu, Xiangen, Ed.; Barnes, Tiffany, Ed.; Hershkovitz, Arnon, Ed.; Paquette, Luc, Ed. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2017
The 10th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2017) is held under the auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society at the Optics Velley Kingdom Plaza Hotel, Wuhan, Hubei Province, in China. This years conference features two invited talks by: Dr. Jie Tang, Associate Professor with the Department of Computer…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Graphs, Data Use
Martins da Silva, Vanessa Cristina; Siqueira, Sean Wolfgand Matsui – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
In online learning environments, tutors have several problems to carry out their activities, such as evaluating the student, knowing the right way to guide each student, promoting discussions, and knowing the right time to interact or let students build knowledge alone. We consider scenarios in which teaching and learning occurs in online social…
Descriptors: Interaction, Social Networks, Electronic Learning, Tutors
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Nkhoma, Mathews; Cong, Hiep Pham; Au, Bill; Lam, Tri; Richardson, Joan; Smith, Ross; El-Den, Jamal – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The study described in this article aims to investigate the use of out-of-class communication between students and instructors using Facebook as a means of interaction for learning. How often/how much students use such an online social network and the clarification as to the reasons for online communication are the two exogenous variables used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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Deed, Craig; Edwards, Anthony; Gomez, Viviana – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
This paper defines the metaphor of outsideness in relation to web-based interaction. Outsideness is conceived of as a key influence in online academic conversation. In particular, through the sharing of cultural perspectives, asking questions to resolve doubt, and collaborative writing and re-writing as a basis for shaping ideas through reasoning.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Influences, Cultural Influences, Interpersonal Competence
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Vázquez-Cano, Esteban; López Meneses, Eloy; Sánchez-Serrano, José Luis Sarasola – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
This diachronic study describes an innovative university experience consisting of the development of multimedia concept maps (MCM) in relation to social educators and social workers main intervention areas and an active discussion in online forums about the results obtained. These MCMs were prepared by students who attended the Information…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Social Work, College Faculty, Intervention
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Mykota, David B. – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2015
The purpose of the present study is to conduct an external replication into the multi-dimensionality of social presence as measured by the Computer-Mediated Communication Questionnaire (Tu, 2005). Online social presence is one of the more important constructs for determining the level of interaction and effectiveness of learning in an online…
Descriptors: Multidimensional Scaling, Questionnaires, Computer Mediated Communication, Interaction
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Ackland, Aileen; Swinney, Ann – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
In this paper, we draw on Actor-Network Theories (ANT) to explore how material components functioned to create gateways and barriers to a virtual learning network in the context of a professional development module in higher education. Students were practitioners engaged in family learning in different professional roles and contexts. The data…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Learning Modules
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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Oh, Sanghee; Kim, Soojung – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Purpose: This exploratory study aims to understand college students' use and perception of social media for health information by comparing college students in the USA and Korea. Method. This study surveyed 342 college students from two state-level universities in the USA and Korea (one from each country) using a convenience sample. Analysis:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Access to Health Care, Student Attitudes
Baptista Nunes, Miguel, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal July 15-19, 2014). The e-Learning 2014 conference aims to address the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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