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Potts, Lawrence Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2017
To better understand the influence of social media use on male college students' gender identity and male gendered performance, this research examined existing research on digital identity and social networking sites, male gender identity development, college student development theory, and the effects of living arrangements on college students.…
Descriptors: Males, College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Media
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Kasperiuniene, Judita; Zydziunaite, Vilma; Eriksson, Malin – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
This qualitative study explored the self-regulated learning (SRL) of teachers and their students in virtual social spaces. The processes of SRL were analyzed from 24 semi-structured individual interviews with professors, instructors and their students from five Lithuanian universities. A core category stroking the net whale showed the process of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory, Independent Study, Electronic Learning
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Megele, Claudia – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This paper outlines the redesign of an MSc module to enhance students' engagement and learning through embedding social media technologies into the academic curriculum as a learning and assessment strategy, and in a complementary manner that facilitated and enhanced the achievement of the module's learning outcomes. This paper describes the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Hazari, Sunil; Thompson, Sandra – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2015
With the widespread popularity of distance learning, there is a need to investigate elements of online courses that continue to pose significant challenges for educators. One of the challenges relates to creating and managing group projects. This study investigated business students' perceptions of group work in online classes. The constructs of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Business Administration Education, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Kurtz, Gila – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
This study investigated how the use of two virtual platforms for learning--a Facebook group and a learning management system course website--affect students' perceptions of learning and participation. The theoretical basis for the research relied on social-constructivist theory. It was found that Facebook, although not originally created for…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes
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Huang, Chung-Kai; Lin, Chun-Yu; Villarreal, Daniel Steve – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This study investigates the potential and use of social networking technology, specifically Facebook, to support a community of practice in an undergraduate-level classroom setting. Facebook is used as a tool with which to provide supplementary language learning materials to develop learners' English writing skills. We adopted the technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Writing Skills, Statistical Analysis
Alder, Kate – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The recent calls for increased accountability in higher education, and the rising demand for workers with middle skills, have combined to raise public awareness of the critical role of community colleges in educating the workforce. The accountability measures used by the institutions in answering this call, completion and retention rates, may not…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Career Education, Technical Education, Qualitative Research
Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2013, 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 (Prague, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2013). The e-Learning 2013 conference aims to…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Thoms, Brian – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Social networking technologies are used by millions of individuals around the globe to foster dialogue and share all types of information. It is therefore common to see that campuses abound with students embracing these technologies, sharing everything from personal experiences to general interests and current events with their immediate and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interpersonal Relationship, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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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Falkner, Katrina; Falkner, Nickolas J. G. – Computer Science Education, 2012
Contributing student pedagogy (CSP) builds upon social constructivist and community-based learning principles to create engaging and productive learning experiences. What makes CSP different from other, related, learning approaches is that it involves students both learning from and also explicitly valuing the contributions of other students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Programming, College Curriculum
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Thoms, Brian – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2011
In this research, we examine the design, construction, and implementation of a dynamic, easy to use, feedback mechanism for social software. The tool was integrated into an existing university's online learning community (OLC). In line with constructivist learning models and practical information systems (IS) design, the feedback system provides…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning
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Keane, Elaine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This paper explores the social class-differentiated behaviours of access and traditional-entry students, based on a three-year constructivist grounded theory study with 45 undergraduates at an Irish university. The participant groups behaved significantly differently within the socio-relational realm, engaging in various forms of distancing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Grounded Theory, Constructivism (Learning)
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
Ahrens, Andreas; Wen, Melody Ling-Yu; Huang, Ya-Hui; Zascerinska, Jelena; Bassus, Olaf – Online Submission, 2010
The social dimension of Web 2.0 penetrates our society more thoroughly with the availability of broadband services. Aim of the following paper is to analyze the students' view on the relationship between social dimension of Web 2.0 technologies and e-learning within education. The meaning of the key concept of social dimension of Web 2.0 is…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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