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Huang, Wen-Hao David; Hood, Denice Ward; Yoo, Sun Joo – Internet and Higher Education, 2013
Situated in the gender digital divide framework, this survey study investigated the role of computer anxiety in influencing female college students' perceptions toward Web 2.0 applications for learning. Based on 432 college students' "Web 2.0 for learning" perception ratings collected by relevant categories of "Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use…
Descriptors: Females, Access to Computers, Virtual Classrooms, Student Attitudes
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Tsai, Pei-Shan; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Internet and Higher Education, 2013
This study is an initial attempt to explore the relationship between conditions, students' conceptions of and approaches to online argumentation. A total of 45 college students participated in the study. Twenty-one students participated in online argumentation activities with no cognitive tool (in the control condition), and 24 students undertook…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Sansone, Carol; Smith, Jessi L.; Thoman, Dustin B.; MacNamara, Atara – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
Online learning may be particularly sensitive to self-regulatory trade-offs between maintaining interest and performance. Undergraduates in online or on-campus sections of the same course rated strategies used to motivate studying for the first exam, and interest after the first exam and at semester's end. First exam and final class grades were…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Grades (Scholastic), Online Courses, Internet
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Wise, Alyssa Friend; Perera, Nishan; Hsiao, Ying-Ting; Speer, Jennifer; Marbouti, Farshid – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
This study presents three case studies of students' participation patterns in an online discussion to address the gap in our current understanding of how "individuals" experience asynchronous learning environments. Cases were constructed via microanalysis of log-file data, post contents, and the evolving discussion structure. The first student was…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Research Methodology, Mixed Methods Research, Blended Learning
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Dabbagh, Nada; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
A Personal Learning Environment or PLE is a potentially promising pedagogical approach for both integrating formal and informal learning using social media and supporting student self-regulated learning in higher education contexts. The purpose of this paper is to (a) review research that support this claim, (b) conceptualize the connection…
Descriptors: College Students, Informal Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Research Reports
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Laru, Jari; Naykki, Piia; Jarvela, Sanna – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
In this single-case study, small groups of learners were supported by use of multiple social software tools and face-to-face activities in the context of higher education. The aim of the study was to explore how designed learning activities contribute to students' learning outcomes by studying probabilistic dependencies between the variables.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Wodzicki, Katrin; Schwammlein, Eva; Moskaliuk, Johannes – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
Social media open up multiple options to add a new dimension to learning and knowledge processes. Particularly, social networking sites allow students to connect formal and informal learning settings. Students can find like-minded people and organize informal knowledge exchange for educational purposes. However, little is known about in which way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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De Wever, Bram; Van Keer, Hilde; Schellens, Tammy; Valcke, Martin – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This study focuses on the reliability of intra-group peer assessment (PA) of the collaboration processes in a wiki. First-year university students (N = 659) were subdivided in groups of 8 to create wikis. They were to assess their group members on four criteria (contribution, discussion, sources, and social). The main research question focused on…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Cooperation, Reliability, Effect Size
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Biddix, J. Patrick; Chung, Chung Joo; Park, Han Woo – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate where students turn for course-related assignments, whether an ordered pattern could be described in terms of which sources students turn to and how students evaluated the information they chose to use. Data were drawn from open-ended questionnaires (n = 282). Semantic network analysis was conducted…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Information Literacy, Internet, Credibility
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
This study was conducted to investigate Taiwan University students' perceptions (including experience, confidence and preference) of online academic help seeking (OAHS) and students' level of web-based learning self-efficacy (WLSE). Two instruments, OAHS questionnaire, consisting of "information searching," "formal" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Help Seeking, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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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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Arbaugh, J. B.; Bangert, Arthur; Cleveland-Innes, Martha – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This paper integrates the emerging literatures of empirical research on the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework and disciplinary effects in online teaching and learning by examining the disciplinary differences in perceptions of social, teaching, and cognitive presence of over 1500 students in seven disciplines at two U.S. institutions. Our…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Intellectual Disciplines, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Akyol, Zehra; Ice, Phil; Garrison, Randy; Mitchell, Rob – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
The Community of Inquiry Framework is based on the premise that online learning is a collaborative constructivist activity. However, not all courses are similarly oriented. In general, courses can be divided into constructivist and objectivist. In constructivist courses, learners develop solutions to problems through sustained discourse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Distance Education, Online Courses
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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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