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Miron, Eli; Ravid, Gilad – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The move from a walled garden type Learning Management Systems (LMS) to open environments (like Facebook) forces us to adapt new teaching ways. This article offers a brief review of the use of Facebook groups in learning, describes the experience of using Facebook groups in an academic institute, explains the considerations for choosing the type…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Privacy
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Liu, Sarah Hsueh-Jui; Lan, Yu-Ju; Ho, Cloudia Ya-Yu – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Collaborative learning has placed an emphasis on co-constructing knowledge by sharing and negotiating meaning for problem-solving activities, and this cannot be accomplished without governing the self-regulatory processes of students. This study employed a Web-based tool, Google Docs, to determine the effects of Web-based collaboration on…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Internet
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Martinez, Brandon; Seli, Helena – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
This study examines how incorporating different electronic feedback devices (i.e., clickers versus web-based polling) may affect specific types of student engagement (i.e., behavioral, emotional, and cognitive engagement), whether students' self-efficacy for learning and performance may differ between courses that have integrated clickers and…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Learner Engagement, Audience Response Systems, Teaching Methods
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Young, Mei-Lien – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
In this research, we explore the impact on teachers of implementation of the Faculty Student Knowledge-Sharing Platform (FSKSP) in their college. Specifically, we focus on the effect on those teachers of the need to share publicly their knowledge and teaching material as the result of FSKSP implementation. In addition, we report the experience and…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Bekele, Teklu Abate – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
Previous studies examined student motivation and satisfaction in Internet-Supported Learning Environments (ISLE) in higher education but none provided a comprehensive analysis of significant methodological and theoretical issues. To contribute toward filling this knowledge gap and then to better inform instructional systems development, practice,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction, Student Motivation
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Shana, Zuhrieh – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
There is considerable evidence that using technology as an instructional tool improves student learning and educational outcomes (Hanna & de Nooy, 2003). In developing countries, pre-university education focuses on memorization, although meting the mission of AUST requires students to manage technology and to think more independently. This…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Education Courses, Distance Education, Educational Objectives
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Chen, Lih-Shyang; Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Weng, Sheng-Feng; Chen, Yong-Guo; Lin, Chyi-Her – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
The prevalence of Internet applications nowadays has led many medical schools and centers to incorporate computerized Problem-Based Learning (PBL) methods into their training curricula. However, many of these PBL systems do not truly reflect the situations which practitioners may actually encounter in a real medical environment, and hence their…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Medical Schools, Problem Based Learning, Program Effectiveness