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Rostaminezhad, Mohamamd Ali; Porshafei, Hadi; Ahamdi, Ahmad Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Connection and communication via social networking applications are now one of the most important features in college students' lives. Text and graphical messaging and generating, sharing, and viewing visual messages may affect students' academic life, especially their academic performance. In this regard, reports about the effect of social…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Academic Achievement, Role, Correlation
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Connolly, Toni; Willis, Jill; Lloyd, Margaret – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
There has been a progressive move towards the adoption of social media in formal post compulsory learning. This qualitative study evaluated the readiness of teachers and students to use Facebook to enhance learning in a tertiary vocational setting in Australia despite a lack of support from the institute. Readiness was understood to be the balance…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Technological Literacy
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Kitano, Chika; Mills, Daniel; Kohyama, Megumi – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This chapter describes an inquiry into how Japanese university students who have participated in study-abroad negotiate their identity on Social Networking Sites (SNSs) when interacting informally in English with non-Japanese interlocutors. SNSs provide a unique opportunity for English language learners to practise their skills in an informal…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Social Networks, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Jones, J.; Carter, B.; Wilkerson, R.; Kramer, C. – Health Education Research, 2019
This study assessed attitudes toward HIV and awareness of previous HIV prevention campaigns among young black men in the United States of America (USA). The study also ascertained the appropriateness of HIV testing messages for young black men and explored the use of social networking sites to deliver HIV testing messages for social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Males
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Blau, Gary; DiMino, John – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2019
The purposes of this study were to distinguish prior- versus never-counseled nonurgent University Counseling Center (UCC) clients and to test if brief counseling had a differential impact on these two samples. The prior-counseled sample (n = 100) was more prepared for counseling, had a lower stigma for seeking help, as well as lower social…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Counseling Techniques, Social Bias, Self Esteem
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Gillis, Alanna; Taylor, Brionca – Teaching Sociology, 2019
Role-playing activities, as a form of active learning, enable instructors to teach difficult concepts in ways that better facilitate student learning. This note tests the effectiveness of a role-playing activity that simulates the job market: Most students play job seekers seeking employment, and a few play the employers who make employment…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Social Networks
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Luo, Tian; Xie, Quan – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
Extant literature on social media in education highlights the importance of improving social media-supported learning environments. This study adds to the literature by examining students' perception and participation for three types of Twitter-based instrumental activities--backchanneling, exploring hashtags, and topics discussion--in two unique…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Case Studies, Communications, Teaching Methods
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Murray, Kelly; Ward, Kath – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Introduction: This study explored what influences the use of social media platforms within the CPD of occupational therapy students and qualified occupational therapists. It also considered perceived barriers to its use and whether age in line with generation theory, in particular digital natives vs digital immigrants impacted on willingness to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Occupational Therapy
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Abdullah, Assrar; Bukhari, Basma; Almutairi, Fatimah – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study is an attempt to investigate the relationship between exposure to a native culture and the learners' willingness to learn the language of the native culture. A questionnaire with closed-ended items and open-ended questions was used to collect data. Responses to the questionnaire were collected from 54 female students at a public…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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Dong, Jian-Jie; Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Shadiev, Rustam; Chen, Ginn-Yein – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2019
In this study, we developed an on-call-tutor system to facilitate peer-help activities. The system was implemented in a face-to-face heterogeneous classroom with 119 students from different departments who were not familiar with each other. Students learned Geographic Information System (GIS) in a computer classroom in two groups: students, who…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Synchronous Communication, Social Networks, Friendship
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Alzain, Hanan A. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The study aimed at identifying the role of social networks (Google and Edmodo) in supporting collaborative e-learning based on Connectivism Theory from the perspective of the students of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). A questionnaire was designed to identify the most important challenges of collaborative e-learning. Another…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Learning Theories
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Alasmari, Talal; Zhang, Ke – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This article reports a two-phase study with (1) an extended framework on mobile learning technology acceptance, and (2) a mixed-method research investigating college students on the use and embracement of mobile learning technology acceptance in Saudi Arabia. The research extended the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teaching Methods
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Samad, Sarminah; Nilashi, Mehrbakhsh; Ibrahim, Othman – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Social networking sites have played an important role in enhancing students' social presence. As an educational tool for online courses, they have significantly contributed in promoting students' motivation for learning. The aim of this research is to investigate the impact of social networking sites on students' academic performance. We conduct a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Social Media
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Kaya, Omer Sami; Bicen, Huseyin – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
Augmented reality (AR) applications can be used in almost all education and training environments. In this study, it reveals the relationship between perceived usefulness, utility and attitudes regarding the use of AR applications in educational environments as well as the relationship between attitude levels and academic achievements. It also…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement, Usability
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Xue, Gong; Lingling, Liu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This paper first based on the theory of cooperative learning research. It analyses the characteristics and advantages of cooperative learning under the multimedia network environment. And then take China Three Gorges University and Taiwan I-Shou University English major students for example, using questionnaires and interviews to investigate the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Style, Feedback (Response)
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