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Huang, Y-H.; Lo, Y-F. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
This study presents a new perspective to facilitate learner-centred weblog evaluation, based on content attractiveness, blogging support, and the value-added service construct. A mixed method, combining fishbone diagram, fuzzy logic techniques, and the analytic hierarchy process, was conducted to identify further the criteria that attract bloggers…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Mediated Communication
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Friesen, N.; Lowe, S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Facebook and other social media have been hailed as delivering the promise of new, socially engaged educational experiences for students in undergraduate, self-directed, and other educational sectors. A theoretical and historical analysis of these media in the light of earlier media transformations, however, helps to situate and qualify this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Learning, Television
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Petrucco, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2011
Building ontology in the domain of human sciences can be a difficult process because of the different meanings given to the same key concepts in these disciplines: in fact, shared meaning is an important element in knowledge construction between members of a community. In this paper, we propose a participatory social environment called…
Descriptors: Expertise, Communities of Practice, Social Environment, Teacher Education
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Schroeder, A.; Minocha, S.; Schneider, C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2010
Social software is increasingly being used in higher and further education to support teaching and learning processes. These applications provide students with social and cognitive stimulation and also add to the interaction between students and educators. However, in addition to the benefits the introduction of social software into a course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Social Networks, Computer Uses in Education
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Kerawalla, L.; Minocha, S.; Kirkup, G.; Conole, G. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2009
We report on a study involving Masters-level students who blogged as a part of a distance-learning course at the Open University, UK. We present an empirically-grounded framework that can be used to guide educators when they are considering blogging as part of their courses, and can be used by students' whose courses include blogging activities.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Open Universities, Distance Education