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Amorim, Joni de Almeida; Rego, Izabel de Moraes Sarmento; de Siqueira, Jose Macario; Martinez-Saez, Antonio – Online Submission, 2011
Bearing in mind the widespread use of multimedia resources in education, mainly due to the wide range of possibilities available on the Internet, teacher training must propel quality use of technology and foster updated knowledge and skills related to the Web 2.0, video production and publication, blog construction, wiki-based collaboration,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Camacho, Mar; Guilana, Sonia – Digital Education Review, 2011
VLE (Virtual Learning Environments) are rapidly falling short to meet the demands of a networked society. Web 2.0 and social networks are proving to offer a more personalized, open environment for students to learn formally as they are already doing informally. With the irruption of social media into society, and therefore, education, many voices…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Networks, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Environment
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Sarrafzadeh, Maryam; Hazeri, Afsaneh; Alavi, Soheila – Education for Information, 2011
The present paper discusses results of a study which aimed to explore the knowledge and use of Web 2.0 technologies by LIS academics in Iran and to explore the challenges they face for using these technologies. The research method was explorative and empirical. Data was collected through a web-based survey questionnaire containing both open and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Discussion Groups, Familiarity
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McGreal, Rory; Chen, Nian-Shing – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This study is a comparison of AUPress with three other traditional (non-open access) Canadian university presses. The analysis is based on the rankings that are correlated with book sales on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Statistical methods include the sampling of the sales ranking of randomly selected books from each press. The results of one-way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, University Presses, Books, Open Universities
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Krisko, Edina – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2011
In this article I will argue that the use of learning content management systems is also justified in full-time education, especially in business education and communication studies. Nowadays not only multinational companies, but domestic medium enterprises also manage the training of new employees and existing staff with LCMSs. Companies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Business Communication, International Trade
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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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Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah – Language Learning & Technology, 2011
This paper examines the use of CMC in both Japanese and English dominated "domains" by Australian learners of Japanese. The natural, social online communication of 12 Australian university students with 18 of their Japanese contacts was collected for a period of up to four years, resulting in a corpus of approximately 2,000 instances of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing, Internet
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Loveless, Avril – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
In 2004 "Technology, Pedagogy and Education" published a review of literature which framed current understandings of pedagogy and the implications for the use of ICT in learning and teaching in formal educational settings. This article revisits the topic in the light of more recent developments in understandings of pedagogy. It offers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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Yoo, Sun Joo; Huang, Wen-hao David – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
In order to inform educators in higher education on the integration of Web 2.0 applications for engaging and effective learning experiences, this survey study compared the use and acceptance of Web 2.0 applications between American and Korean college students through the lens of cultural differences. Undergraduate students were recruited to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Wan, Juida; Tan, Bee Hoon – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
The digital explosion of information on the Internet has resulted in a need for a new and up-to-date way for Digital Natives to learn English. Educators have reported numerous benefits of using weblogs in English language learning. This article presents a small scale study on the use of weblogs for English language learning at tertiary level in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Zha, Chongping; Li, Shusu; Laffey, James M. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A key problem in developing a virtual community for co-constructing learning resources is the need to have people volunteer to share their expertise. In this paper, we introduce the first phase of our research in which we examine strategies for encouraging participants to share in the system. We began by designing an intervention model based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Lifelong Learning, Participation
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Ovadia, Steven – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
Given the challenging economic climate in the United States, many academics are looking to open-access electronic textbooks as a way to provide students with traditional textbook content at a more financially advantageous price. Open access refers to "the free and widely available information throughout the World Wide Web. Once an article's…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Access to Information
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Terrell, John; Richardson, Joan; Hamilton, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Web 2.0 technologies have transformed the way people in information industries engage with their clients, collaborate on projects, promote their services and gather community knowledge. In this paper, we describe the impact of industry adoption of Web 2.0 technologies on an information management course. The students in this course are either…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Industry
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Mahmood, Khalid; Richardson, John V., Jr. – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to survey the web sites of the academic libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (USA) regarding the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The websites of 100 member academic libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (USA) were surveyed. Findings: All libraries were found to be…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Zhang, Yuening; Beckman, Roger – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
An e-book usage survey was sent through departmental mailing lists to the graduate students, scientists and faculty members of the Chemistry Department and Biology Department of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB). Several faculty members, scientists and graduates students from the Chemistry Department and Biology Department were also contacted…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Surveys
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