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Laru, Jari; Naykki, Piia; Jarvela, Sanna – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
In this single-case study, small groups of learners were supported by use of multiple social software tools and face-to-face activities in the context of higher education. The aim of the study was to explore how designed learning activities contribute to students' learning outcomes by studying probabilistic dependencies between the variables.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Janicki, Eric; Chandler-Olcott, Kelly – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2012
Although K-12 teachers are frequently exhorted to maintain classroom websites, little is known about how they view or accomplish such work. To address this gap in the research literature, the study described here used qualitative methods, including computer-mediated interviews and document analysis, to explore secondary English teachers'…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Instructional Design, Computer Mediated Communication, Qualitative Research
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Hew, Khe Foon – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
This article reviews past empirical studies on the use of audio podcast (hereby referred to as podcast) in K-12 and higher education settings. Using the constant comparative method, this review is organized into three major research areas or topics: (a) participants' podcast usage profile, (b) effects of podcast on learners' outcomes, and (b)…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews
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Williams, Jo; Chinn, Susan J. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Increased attention to student engagement and active learning strategies have become particularly relevant in today's classroom environments. These approaches are also considered to be meaningful when teaching "net generation" students who have different styles and expectations. This study attempts to address these challenges through the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Information Technology
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Hazari, Sunil; North, Alexa; Moreland, Deborah – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
This exploratory study investigates the potential of Wiki technology as a tool for teaching and learning. Wikis are a component of Web 2.0 technology tools that provide collaborative features and active learning opportunities in a web-based environment. This research study sought to empirically determine the pedagogical value of using Wiki…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Group Dynamics, Internet, Test Reliability
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Papastergiou, Marina – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
This study is aimed at presenting a critical overview of recent research studies on the use of educational online games as collaborative learning environments in Tertiary Education (TE), namely higher education and vocational training, with a view to identifying: a) the elements that online games should include in order to support fruitful and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Learning Modalities, Faculty Workload
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Roskos, Kathleen; Brueck, Jeremy; Widman, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2009
Toward the goal of better e-book design to support early literacy learning, this study investigates analytic tools for examining design qualities of e-books for young children. Three research-based analytic tools related to e-book design were applied to a mixed genre collection of 50 e-books from popular online sites. Tool performance varied…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Internet, Evaluation Methods, Reading Materials
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Jovanovic, Jelena; Gasevic, Dragan; Torniai, Carlo; Bateman, Scott; Hatala, Marek – Interactive Learning Environments, 2009
Today's technology-enhanced learning practices cater to students and teachers who use many different learning tools and environments and are used to a paradigm of interaction derived from open, ubiquitous, and socially oriented services. In this context, a crucial issue for education systems in general, and for Intelligent Learning Environments…
Descriptors: Models, Interaction, Educational Technology, Design Requirements
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So, Hyo-Jeong; Lossman, Hans; Lim, Wei-Ying; Jacobson, Michael J. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
In this paper, we describe our path for designing an online community of practice for teachers in Singapore, from identifying the current status of professional development to designing an online platform where teachers can share vivid images of their teaching practices with other teachers. To identify current practices in professional…
Descriptors: Workshops, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Teaching Methods