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Frye, Steven B. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2012
Looking back on the use of distance education tools by religious groups, one word that stands out is change. The old adage "We've never done it that way before" will become less valid as religious bodies find themselves in the midst of a world inundated with online possibilities that call them to question how they interact with members…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education
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Yang, Yu-Feng – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
This qualitative study aims to understand how English learners interpret shared space in an online multilateral English blogging context and how their interpretations of shared space contribute to their multilateral exchange experience. Twenty-four Asian learners of English from two different universities--one in Japan and one in…
Descriptors: Assignments, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Language Learning
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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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Cochrane, Thomas; Bateman, Roger – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning projects (m-learning), this paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education. Pedagogical affordances of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Communities of Practice, Action Research
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McLoughlin, Catherine; Lee, Mark J. W. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Research findings in recent years provide compelling evidence of the importance of encouraging student control over the learning process as a whole. The socially based tools and technologies of the Web 2.0 movement are capable of supporting informal conversation, reflexive dialogue and collaborative content generation, enabling access to a wide…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Learner Controlled Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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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
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Glotzbach, Ronald J.; Mohler, James L.; Radwan, Jaime E. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
Today's post-secondary students are technologically savvy and they expect faculty to use myriad web technologies for course delivery. This includes taking advantage of email, course web sites, and online learning communities. However, expectations now also include RSS, blogs, web- and pod-casting, extending the classroom experience to provide…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Internet, Distance Education
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Tan, Daniel; Lee, Chye Seng; Chan, Lay Kock; Lu, Adrian Din How – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article highlights the processes and best practices adopted by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in implementing their mission-critical e-learning services for a population of 28,000 students and 1,100 faculty members. The various phases of this rapid growth in e-learning from the initial genesis in achieving mass buy-in by…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), Best Practices