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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Hamuy, Eduardo; Galaz, Mirtha – Computers & Education, 2010
Web resources in Latin American higher education institutions have been reported to show a much stronger emphasis on Information than on Communication. A Course Management System (CMS), according to Social Constructivism framework, is an opportunity for fostering learning through interaction in a virtual environment for learning; hence,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Interaction, Virtual Classrooms
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Liu, I-Fan; Chen, Meng Chang; Sun, Yeali S.; Wible, David; Kuo, Chin-Hwa – Computers & Education, 2010
An online learning community enables learners to access up-to-date information via the Internet anytime--anywhere because of the ubiquity of the World Wide Web (WWW). Students can also interact with one another during the learning process. Hence, researchers want to determine whether such interaction produces learning synergy in an online learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Models, Intention