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Pearce, Nick; Learmonth, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This paper details a case study of using Pinterest as an educational resource in an introductory anthropology course. Its use was evaluated through the data provided by the platform itself and focus groups. This evaluation found that Pinterest was a popular and useful tool for developing curated multimedia resources to support students' learning.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anthropology, Internet, Social Networks
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McEwan, Bree – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
This chapter explores the use of social media in the higher education classroom highlighting potential issues for student-faculty boundary management and providing suggestions for praxis. Social media has captured the attention of educators and provides exciting new ways to engage students in course material. However, instructors and students…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Courts, Bari; Tucker, Jan – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2012
There are a multitude of diverse technologies available for integration in the college classroom, but considering how to implement these initiatives can be overwhelming to the instructor. The adaptation of this technology is often very simple and involves little more than the Internet and basic word processing skills. A review of the multimedia…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Synchronous Communication, Video Technology
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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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Wodzicki, Katrin; Schwammlein, Eva; Moskaliuk, Johannes – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
Social media open up multiple options to add a new dimension to learning and knowledge processes. Particularly, social networking sites allow students to connect formal and informal learning settings. Students can find like-minded people and organize informal knowledge exchange for educational purposes. However, little is known about in which way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
Banerjee, Gouri – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2011
As higher education moves increasingly to blended and fully online environments, smaller institutions often ask whether this is a desirable trend. They face many challenges in transforming their largely face- to-face didactic teaching traditions to the technology mediated learning environments. Learning effectiveness and student satisfaction are…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Course Evaluation, Electronic 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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Miseviciene, Regina; Budnikas, Germanas; Ambraziene, Danute – Informatics in Education, 2011
Cloud computing is a significant alternative in today's educational perspective. The technology gives the students and teachers the opportunity to quickly access various application platforms and resources through the web pages on-demand. Unfortunately, not all educational institutions often have an ability to take full advantages of the newest…
Descriptors: Information Management, Information Storage, College Students, Foreign Countries
Zamorshchikova, Lena; Egorova, Olga; Popova, Marina – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Yakutsk State University, Russia. It covers the authors' experiences integrating distance education and creating educational resources…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, English (Second Language)
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
Ahrens, Andreas; Wen, Melody Ling-Yu; Huang, Ya-Hui; Zascerinska, Jelena; Bassus, Olaf – Online Submission, 2010
The social dimension of Web 2.0 penetrates our society more thoroughly with the availability of broadband services. Aim of the following paper is to analyze the students' view on the relationship between social dimension of Web 2.0 technologies and e-learning within education. The meaning of the key concept of social dimension of Web 2.0 is…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Ebner, Martin; Lienhardt, Conrad; Rohs, Matthias; Meyer, Iris – Computers & Education, 2010
Microblogging is one of the latest Web 2.0 technologies. The key elements are online communication using 140 characters and the fact that it involves "following" anyone. There has been a great deal of excitement about this in recent months. This paper reports on a research study that was carried out on the use of a microblogging platform…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries