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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Ishizuka, Hiroki; Kiyoshi, Akama – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
Numerous attempts have been made to use Second Life (SL) as a platform for language teaching. As a result, the possibility of SL as a means to promote conversational interactions has been reported. However, research has thus far largely focused on simply using SL without further augmentations for communication between learners or between teachers…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning
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George-Palilonis, Jennifer; Filak, Vincent – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
As graphically driven, animated, interactive applications offer educators new opportunities for shaping course content, new avenues for research arise as well. Along with these developments comes a need to study the effectiveness of the individual tools at our disposal as well as various methods for integrating those tools in a classroom setting.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Learner Engagement, Science Instruction, Electronic Learning