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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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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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Jarvis, Huw; Achilleos, Marianna – TESL-EJ, 2013
This article begins by critiquing the long-established acronym CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning). We then go on to report on a small-scale study which examines how student non-native speakers of English use a range of digital devices beyond the classroom in both their first (L1) and second (L2) languages. We look also at the extent to…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Criticism
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Crook, Charles – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This report draws on 53 focus group interviews conducted with students aged 13 and 15 in both representative and innovating UK secondary schools. The schedule for these discussions covered a wide range of issues relating to the use of Web 2.0 services both in and out of school. These young people were often deeply engaged with this technology and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning
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Childs, Mark; Schnieders, H. Lori; Williams, Gweno – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Using virtual worlds as media for learning and teaching gives rise to the potential for many unique ethical problems. Some of these arise due to the nature of the engagement with these virtual worlds, in which the students create a virtual representation, called an avatar, which may enable a sense of embodiment, and hence exposure, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Simulated Environment, Self Concept
Coleman, James A.; Chafer, Tony – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2010
Forty years ago, "abroad" meant little contact with home. Times have changed. Today a U.S. study abroad guidance website advises that Internet access is absolutely essential during study abroad, partly for access to local and world information, but "most importantly, it's the best way to connect to one's friends and family back…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Social Networks, Internet
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Winter, Jennie; Cotton, Debby; Gavin, Joan; Yorke, Jon D. – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a small-scale study that documented the use of information technology for learning by a small group of postgraduate students. Our findings support current knowledge about characteristics displayed by effective e-learners, but also highlight a less researched but potentially important issue in developing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Learning Activities, Information Technology
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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
Rudd, Peter; Walker, Matthew – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2010
Web 2.0 technologies are online tools that allow users to share, collaborate and interact with one another. This small-scale project focused on young people's personal use of social media, and on the potential to use these tools to collect the views of young people and involve them in democracy in communities and local authorities. The main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Creativity