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Carr, Caleb T.; Zube, Paul; Dickens, Eric; Hayter, Carolyn A.; Barterian, Justin A. – Communication Education, 2013
To explore the integration of education processes into social media, we tested an initial model of student learning via interactive web tools and theorized three sources of influence: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and masspersonal. Three-hundred thirty-seven students observed an online lecture and then completed a series of scales. Structural…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Social Networks
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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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Jin, Li; Wen, Zhigang; Gough, Norman – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
Virtual worlds have been linked with e-learning applications to create virtual learning environments (VLEs) for the past decade. However, while they can support many educational activities that extend both traditional on-campus teaching and distance learning, they are used primarily for learning content generated and managed by instructors. With…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Active Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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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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Conole, Grainne; Culver, Juliette – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
Can we apply the best of Web 2.0 principles to an educational context? More specifically can we use this as a means of shifting teaching practice to a culture of sharing learning ideas and designs? This paper describes a new social networking site, "Cloudworks", which aims to provide a mechanism for sharing, discussing and finding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Open Universities, Instructional Materials