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Al-Fadda, Hind; Al-Yahya, Maha – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports on the students' experiments of using blogs to encourage themselves to do pre-class reading assignment and reflections after class. The sample in the study included five ESL (English as a Second Language) graduate students in a course of teaching methods, and 90 software engineering students in an undergraduate information…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
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Kear, Karen; Woodthorpe, John; Robertson, Sandy; Hutchison, Mike – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Web 2.0 communication tools have considerable promise for supporting collaborative learning. But there is a need for research examining learners' and teachers' experiences of the newer communication tools, such as wikis, in comparison with well-established tools, such as discussion forums. This paper reports on an initiative where distance…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Social Influences
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students
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Cochrane, Thomas; Bateman, Roger – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Built on the foundation of four years of research and implementation of mobile learning projects (m-learning), this paper provides an overview of the potential of the integration of mobile Web 2.0 tools (based around smartphones) to facilitate social constructivist pedagogies and engage students in tertiary education. Pedagogical affordances of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Communities of Practice, Action Research