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Gleason, Benjamin; von Gillern, Sam – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This article explores how social media use in formal and informal learning spaces can support the development of digital citizenship for secondary school students. As students increasingly spend large amounts of time online (e.g., an average of six hours of screen time per day, excluding school and homework), it is critical that they are…
Descriptors: Social Media, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Technological Literacy
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Fessakis, Georgios; Dimitracopoulou, Angelique; Palaiodimos, Aggelos – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
This paper presents empirical research results regarding the impact of Interaction Analysis (IA) graphs on groups of students collaborating through online blogging according to a "learning by design" scenario. The IA graphs used are of two categories; the first category summarizes quantitatively the activity of the users for each blog,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Students, Social Networks
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Liu, Chen-Chung; Lin, Chia-Ching; Chang, Chun-Yi; Chao, Po-Yao – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
Creative Commons (CC) mechanism has been suggested as a potential means to foster a reliable environment for online knowledge sharing activity. This study investigates the role of the CC mechanism in supporting knowledge sharing among a group of university students studying programming from the perspectives of social cognitive and social capital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Transfer, Information Dissemination, Sharing Behavior
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Kop, Rita – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Major changes on the Web in recent years have contributed to an abundance of information for people to harness in their learning. Emerging technologies have instigated the need for critical literacies to support learners on open online networks in the mastering of critical information gathering during their learning journeys. This paper will argue…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Literacy, Selective Dissemination of Information, Electronic Publishing
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Blau, Ina; Barak, Azy – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
The development of digital technologies increases the use of distance synchronous (real-time) interactions among people. The study explores whether the "readiness to participate", the degree of "actual participation", and the "quality of contribution" to synchronous online group discussions is affected by participant…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Personality, Personality Traits, Technology Uses in Education
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Westera, Wim – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
Contextual learning starts from the premise that learning cannot take place in a vacuum, but should somehow be connected with real world attributes to make sense to learners. Today, digital media tend to bring about new dimensions of context: internet connections and mobile devices enable learners to overcome restrictions of time and location, and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Relevance (Education), Experiential Learning, Electronic Learning
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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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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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Akbulut, Yavuz; Sahin, Yusuf Levent; Eristi, Bahadir – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
There is growing evidence to suggest that bullying results in deep emotional damage. Borderless cyberspace transforms the nature of bullying and serves as a risky territory where more and more bullies are at large, which in turn, increases the extent of victimization in cyber-space. The current study investigated the cyberbullying victimization…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Bullying
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Saeed, Nauman; Yang, Yun; Sinnappan, Suku – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
The adoption level of emerging web technologies is on the rise in academic settings. However, a major obstacle in the practice of web-based instruction is the limited understanding of learners' characteristics and perceptions about technology use. Thus there is a need to understand the relationship between students' learning styles and their…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Cognitive Style, Electronic Publishing, Action Research
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Glahn, Christian; Specht, Marcus; Koper, Rob – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
Contextualised and ubiquitous learning are relatively new research areas that combine the latest developments in ubiquitous and context aware computing with educational approaches in order to provide structure to more situated and context aware learning. The majority of recent activities in contextualised and ubiquitous learning focus on mobile…
Descriptors: Interaction, Group Activities, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Huang, Yueh-Min; Jeng, Yu-Lin; Huang, Tien-Chi – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
With the gradual adoption of "Web 2.0" technologies, one of key Web 2.0 technologies, blog, has become a popular and wide-accepted Web application. Although mobile device users can access the Web whenever or wherever the need arises, there is not an easy way to publish their thoughts and experiences via blog articles. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Students, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness