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Wright, Fiona; White, David; Hirst, Tony; Cann, Alan – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
The Visitors and Residents model of internet use suggests a continuum of modes of engagement with the online world, ranging from tool use to social spaces. In this paper, we examine evidence derived from a large cohort of students to assess whether this idea can be validated by experimental evidence. We find statistically significant differences…
Descriptors: Internet, Student Attitudes, Social Networks, Models
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White, David; Le Cornu, Alison – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Many of the potential benefits of using virtual worlds for teaching and learning are difficult to define and often become overly focused on the functionality of the technology or on its ability to support informal or "social" forms of learning. Purpose: The aim of the paper is to highlight the experiential nature of virtual…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Pilot Projects