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Minocha, Shailey; Morse, David R. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on a study into how a three-dimensional (3D) virtual world (Second Life) can facilitate socialisation and team working among students working on a team project at a distance. This models the situation in many commercial sectors where work is increasingly being conducted across time zones and between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Distance Education, Cooperation
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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
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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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Tay, Lee Yong; Lim, Cher Ping – Educational Media International, 2010
This paper examines how a game-like 3D Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE), Quest Atlantis (QA), is used in an after-school programme to engage a group of 14 academically at-risk primary students in their learning. It adopts an activity theoretical perspective to identify the disturbances and contradictions during the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Social Environment, Information Technology, At Risk Students
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Hramiak, Alison – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
A purpose-built blend of teaching and learning activities was used with trainee teachers on a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course, and subsequently evaluated in a cyclical action research study, over a period of two years. The purpose of the blend was to engender the formation of a learning community, by giving them access to each…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Community, Action Research, Distance Education
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Lauricella, Sharon; Kay, Robin – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Considerable research has been conducted examining the use of laptops in higher education, however, a reliable and valid scale to assess in-class use of laptops has yet to be developed. The purpose of the following study was to develop and evaluate the "Laptop Effectiveness Scale" (LES). The scale consisted of four constructs: academic…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Hourigan, Triona; Murray, Liam – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Due to the social changes brought about in no small part by Web 2.0 tools, the potential impact of the blog writing phenomenon upon teaching and learning contexts reveals an important area for consideration for all university educators, and in particular for e-learning practitioners. Today, web users may access a wide variety of media to express…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, 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
Alepis, Efthymios; Virvou, Maria – Online Submission, 2010
Mobile computing facilities may provide many assets to the educational process. Mobile technology provides software access from anywhere and at any time, as well as computer equipment independence. The need for time and place independence is even greater for medical instructors and medical students. Medical instructors are usually doctors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Medical Education, Medical Students
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