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Chawinga, Winner Dominic – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
It is understood that microblogging (tweeting) which is a form of Web 2.0, has been a centre of attraction in some institutions of higher education. However, despite its hype and pomp as reported by some scholars in developed countries, integration of Twitter in a classroom environment in developing countries is just beginning to flourish. In…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Cohen, Anat; Reisman, Sorel; Sperling, Barbra Bied – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Learning object repositories are a shared, open and public space; however, the possibility and ability of personal expression in an open, global, public space is crucial. The aim of this study is to explore personal spaces in a big learning object repository as a facilitator for adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) into teaching practices…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Access to Information, Information Storage
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Lewis, Bex; Rush, David – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
This article presents the results of a case study of the use of a microblogging tool by a university academic to increase their knowledge and experience of social media for educational purposes. The academic had the role of digital steward in a university and attempted to use microblogging (Twitter) to increase professional contacts within the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Thoms, Brian – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Social networking technologies are used by millions of individuals around the globe to foster dialogue and share all types of information. It is therefore common to see that campuses abound with students embracing these technologies, sharing everything from personal experiences to general interests and current events with their immediate and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interpersonal Relationship, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Andrade, Antonio; Castro, Cornelia; Ferreira, Sergio Andre – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2012
Research has been fertile in producing studies on pedagogical change and innovation through technology in Higher Education Institutions, namely the integration of the social media in pedagogical practice. However, there is a lack of studies on the integration of the social media in the particular field of lectures. In this context, commonly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Technological Advancement
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Forkosh-Baruch, Alona; Hershkovitz, Arnon – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to empirically examine cases in which Social Networking Sites (SNS) are being utilized for scholarly purposes by higher-education institutes in Israel. The research addresses questions regarding content patterns, activity patterns, and interactivity within Facebook and Twitter accounts of these institutes. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Dabner, Nicki – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
On September 4 2010, a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in the South Island of New Zealand. The response from the University of Canterbury was immediate and carefully co-ordinated, with the university's web-based environment and a responsive site developed on the social media platform "Facebook" becoming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Science, Higher Education
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Liou, Hsien-Chin; Peng, Zhong-Yan – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2009
The interactive functions of weblogs facilitate computer-mediated peer reviews for collaborative writing. As limited research has been conducted on examining the training effects of peer reviews on students' peer comments, their revision quality, and their perceptions when composing in weblogs, the present case study aims to fill the gap. Thirteen…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Assignments, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing