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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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Dippold, Doris – ReCALL, 2009
Recent years have seen the emergence of Web2.0, in which users are not only passive recipients of the featured content, but actively engaged in constructing it. Sites such as "Facebook" and "Myspace" are typical examples of this, as are blogs that allow users to present themselves online, to write about their daily lives or even to establish…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Focus Groups, Learning Processes
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Perry, Beth; Dalton, Janice; Edwards, Margaret – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Creating a sense of community in the online classroom is a challenge for educators who teach via the Internet. There is a growing body of literature supporting the importance of the community construct in online courses (Liu, Magjuka, Curtis, & Lee, 2007). Thus, educators are challenged to develop and implement innovative teaching technologies…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Wang, Liang; Coleman, James A. – ReCALL, 2009
In all educational contexts, technological developments and changes in pedagogical theory mean that any picture of current practice and attitudes must be dynamic. In many countries, the learning outcomes of foreign language courses now include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), although the precise model for teaching ICC varies even…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Languages, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Arend, Bridget – Journal of Educators Online, 2009
Critical thinking is a highly desirable goal of online higher education courses. This article presents qualitative data from a mixed-method study that explores how asynchronous discussions within online courses influence critical thinking among students. In this study, online discussions were related to higher levels of critical thinking, but…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Critical Thinking, Teacher Role, Community Colleges
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Ng, Huey Zher; Hussain, Raja Maznah Raja – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2009
Purpose: The application of a new technology (YouTube) can help lecturers in solving some of the issues related to workload and shifts support to students by giving them more responsibilities in their assessment. The purpose of this paper is to re-characterize the role of the students in the assessment process. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Social Networks, Student Role
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