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Demirbilek, Muhammet – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Web 2.0 tools are becoming increasingly pervasive in higher education, and as a result, there is increasing interest in the use of online feedback activities. This study investigated students' actual experiences and perceptions using social media, Wiki and Facebook, tools to provide peer feedback on students' instructional material projects and to…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Duarte, Paulo – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Despite the widespread use of blogs in higher education, there remains a lack of knowledge and consensus about the use and value of blogging in higher education, particularly when used for long periods. This article investigates the use of a group blog to assist traditional teaching activities and foster collaborative learning through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Higher Education
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Kassens-Noor, Eva – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
With the rise of Web 2.0, a multitude of new possibilities on how to use these online technologies for active learning has intrigued researchers. While most instructors have used Twitter for in-class discussions, this study explores the teaching practice of Twitter as an active, informal, outside-of-class learning tool. Through a comparative…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Informal Education, Active Learning
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Mayberry, John; Hargis, Jace; Boles, Larry; Dugas, Alex; O'Neill, Daniel; Rivera, Ajna; Meler, Monika – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Appropriate use of instructional technology can be an elusive quest for many faculty members. The iTouch is one of the latest technologies available to us, yet there is little literature on its use and effectiveness to support learners in their learning. Six new faculty members from various disciplines elected to integrate the device in their own…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Lichy, Jessica – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This article reports the findings of a small-scale investigation into the Internet user behaviour of generation Y (Gen Y) students, with particular reference to social networking sites. The study adds to the literature on cross-cultural Internet user behaviour with specific reference to Gen Y and social networking. It compares how a cohort of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Internet
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Deed, Craig; Edwards, Anthony – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Realizing the potential for web-based communication provides a challenge for educators. The purpose here is to report students' behavioural and cognitive strategies for active learning when using an unrestricted blog in an academic context. This provides insight into how students are making sense of the incorporation of Web 2.0 technology into…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Active Learning, Virtual Classrooms