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Forkosh-Baruch, Alona; Hershkovitz, Arnon – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to empirically examine cases in which Social Networking Sites (SNS) are being utilized for scholarly purposes by higher-education institutes in Israel. The research addresses questions regarding content patterns, activity patterns, and interactivity within Facebook and Twitter accounts of these institutes. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Brown, Susan A. – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
This paper reports on a study at a research intensive University in the North of the UK exploring academics' perceptions of the potential of Web 2.0 for their teaching and any influences shaping those perceptions. It looks at the perceptions of academics "on the ground" as well as those leading teaching and learning strategies at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Shea, Peter; Hayes, Suzanne; Vickers, Jason; Gozza-Cohen, Mary; Uzuner, Sedef; Mehta, Ruchi; Valchova, Anna; Rangan, Prahalad – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This study provides a simultaneous examination of all components of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000; Anderson, Rourke, Garrison & Archer, 2001; and Rourke, Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 1999) and seeks to extend previous work into the nature, development, and relationships between the constructs of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Models, Network Analysis
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Garrison, D. R.; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Fung, Tak Shing – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The causal relationships among the three presences in the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework are explored and tested in this paper. The CoI framework has been used extensively in the research and practice of online and blended learning contexts. With the development of a survey instrument based on the CoI framework, it is possible to test the…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Factor Structure, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice
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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Dunlap, Joanna C. – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework is a comprehensive guide to the research "and" practice of online learning. One of the most challenging aspects of establishing a CoI in online courses is finding the best way to attend to each element of the CoI framework in a primarily text-based environment. In our online courses, we have examined the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Guidelines, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Roblyer, M. D.; McDaniel, Michelle; Webb, Marsena; Herman, James; Witty, James Vince – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Social Networking Sites (SNSs) such as Facebook are one of the latest examples of communications technologies that have been widely-adopted by students and, consequently, have the potential to become a valuable resource to support their educational communications and collaborations with faculty. However, faculty members have a track record of…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Technology, Internet, Web Sites
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Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John; Robertson, Sandy; Hutchison, Mike – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Web 2.0 communication tools have considerable promise for supporting collaborative learning. But there is a need for research examining learners' and teachers' experiences of the newer communication tools, such as wikis, in comparison with well-established tools, such as discussion forums. This paper reports on an initiative where distance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Social Influences
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Heijstra, Thamar M.; Rafnsdottir, Gudbjorg Linda – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this article is to analyse whether the Internet and other ICT technologies support a work-family balance amongst academics. The study is based on 20 in-depth interviews with academics in Iceland and analysed according to the Grounded Theory Approach. This study challenges the notion that the Internet, as part of ICT technology, makes it…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Internet, College Faculty, Family Work Relationship
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Kim, Nari; Lin, Meng-Fen Grace – Internet and Higher Education, 2009
Wikis have the potential to change learning environments from traditional knowledge transmission models to knowledge transformative ones where students generate, share, and reshape knowledge. In this three-part study, graduate students created wikibooks across institutional settings. One of these projects extended to universities in China, Taiwan,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Graduate Students, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries