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Bolldén, Karin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2016
The aim of this article was to analyse relations between online teaching practices and their virtual material arrangements. Two higher education online settings were studied using an online ethnographic approach in which observation of the teaching process was of central importance. The first setting was a course in education carried out on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Higher Education
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Wright, Fiona; White, David; Hirst, Tony; Cann, Alan – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
The Visitors and Residents model of internet use suggests a continuum of modes of engagement with the online world, ranging from tool use to social spaces. In this paper, we examine evidence derived from a large cohort of students to assess whether this idea can be validated by experimental evidence. We find statistically significant differences…
Descriptors: Internet, Student Attitudes, Social Networks, Models
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Turner, Jacob Stephen; Croucher, Stephen Michael – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
The current study uses survey methods to understand how US college students' use of various types of social media, such as social networking websites and text messaging on smart phones, as well as consumption of traditional media, such as watching television and reading books for pleasure, is (or is not) related to intellectual cognitive…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Students, Grade Point Average, Student Surveys
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Grubbs, Samuel Jacob – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
There have been many reports indicating that there are differences between male and female students in various issues in education. This research examined the preferences for various forms of educational media by freshmen students studying English in Thailand. Approximately 3000 students at seven university campuses in central Thailand were…
Descriptors: Campuses, Class Activities, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka; Belbas, Brad – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
As educators interested in pedagogical uses of technology, we utilize the internet to improve students' knowledge and awareness of the world beyond our own national borders. Web-based technologies offer us resources for our courses and can play an important role in promoting a more active style of learning from our students. Yet when teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Miao, Yongwu; Hoppe, Heinz Ulrich – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
Learning design is currently slanted to reflect a course-based approach to learning. This article explores whether the concept of learning design could be applied to support the informal aspects of work-based learning (WBL). It also discusses the characteristics of WBL and presents a WBL-specific learning design that highlights the key features…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Design Requirements, Business, Communities of Practice
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Doerr, Neriko M.; Sato, Shinji – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
This article discusses the validity of the incorporation of online communication in language education classes as a practice free of power politics. By examining blog activities in an advanced-level Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom at a university in the USA, we show that the blog's postings and readers' comments evoke certain modes of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Kuksa, Iryna; Childs, Mark – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
For hundreds of years, the "remediation" of reality has been built into all technologies of representation. Although taken as a whole, the available information enables a qualitative assessment of the history of multimedia and their influences on different fields of knowledge, there are still some areas that require more focused research…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Internet, Theater Arts, Facilities
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Jin, Li; Wen, Zhigang; Gough, Norman – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
Virtual worlds have been linked with e-learning applications to create virtual learning environments (VLEs) for the past decade. However, while they can support many educational activities that extend both traditional on-campus teaching and distance learning, they are used primarily for learning content generated and managed by instructors. With…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Active Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Wheeler, Steve; Wheeler, Dawn – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
This paper discusses writing as a social practice and speculates on how wikis might be used to promote higher quality academic writing and support collaborative learning. This study of undergraduate teacher trainees' online learning activities focuses on how shared spaces--wikis--might be used to communicate ideas and generate course-specific…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Collaborative Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
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Yates, Bradford L.; Adams, Jennifer Wood; Brunner, Brigitta R. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
Nearly 700 US journalism and mass communication faculty (all teaching personnel) reported their perceptions of student email use via a web-based survey. This nationwide study focused on the content of email sent by faculty to students, email's effectiveness, and email's effect on student learning. Comparisons were made based on faculty gender,…
Descriptors: Journalism, College Faculty, National Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Cheng, Gary; Chau, Juliana – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
The ability to self-reflect is widely recognized as a desirable learner attribute that can induce deep learning. Advances in computer-mediated communication technologies have led to intense interest in higher education in exploring the potential of digital tools, particularly digital video, for fostering self-reflection. While there are reports…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), College Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Hughes, Gwyneth – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
Enthusiasts for new social software do not always acknowledge that belonging to e-learning communities depends upon complex and often unresolved identity issues for learners. Drawing on the author's previous research on belonging in social learning, the paper presents a theory of identity congruence in social learning and brings to the foreground…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Socialization, Self Concept, Learning Theories