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Kimmerle, Joachim; Moskaliuk, Johannes; Oeberst, Aileen; Cress, Ulrike – Educational Psychologist, 2015
Social media are increasingly being used for educational purposes. The first part of this article briefly reviews literature that reports on educational applications of social media tools. The second part discusses theories that may provide a basis for analyzing the processes that are relevant for individual learning and collective knowledge…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Social Systems, Social Networks, Instructional Design
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Schwind, Christina; Buder, Jurgen; Cress, Ulrike; Hesse, Friedrich W. – Computers & Education, 2012
The Web is a perfect backdrop for opinion formation as a multitude of different opinions is publicly available. However, the different opinions often remain unexploited: Learners prefer preference-consistent over preference-inconsistent information, a phenomenon called confirmation bias. Two experiments were designed to test whether technologies…
Descriptors: Opinions, Creative Thinking, Internet, Experiments