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Gao, Fei; Li, Lan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Research on microblogging in education has suggested its potential to promote community building and collaborative learning, but little is known about the nature of interaction in such microblogging communities. More research is needed to understand how online learning communities can be designed in a way that supports effective learning. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ahmad Kharman Shah, Nordiana; Latif Shabgahi, Soureh; Cox, Andrew M. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Purpose: The paper aims to clarify the relationship between organisational and educational use of microblogging. Although enterprise and education are very different sectors of activity and have diverse research traditions, this review argues that there is a benefit to be derived from comparing research work across the two settings.…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Garcia, Elaine; Elbeltagi, Ibrahim; Brown, Mel; Dungay, Kerry – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
While the use of Web 2.0 tools and specifically blogs is becoming increasingly popular within higher education (HE) and has been shown to promote learning, relatively little is known about the manner in which such tools may affect how teaching and learning may change as a result of the use of such tools. It is within this context that a…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Stöckelová, Tereza; Virtová, Tereza – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper is a case study of the genesis, operation and, in particular, the educational effects of a participatory website established and run by students of one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic, the purpose of which is to enable students to share study materials, essays and evaluations of staff and courses. We study the rise of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Web Sites, College Students
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Hemmi, Akiko; Narumi-Munro, Fumiko; Alexander, Wilma; Parker, Helen; Yamauchi, Yoko – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Game consoles have been adopted as a learning platform in school education. However, there is a scarcity of studies examining the utility of games consoles with built-in WiFi as affordable learning platforms in universities. This paper contributes to knowledge about the capacity of the Nintendo DSi to create new learning spaces mediated and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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Shelton, Chris – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Although there have been many claims that technology might enhance university teaching, there are wide variations in how technology is actually used by lecturers. This paper presents a survey of 795 university lecturers' perceptions of the use of technology in their teaching, showing how their responses were patterned by institutional and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Technology, Computer Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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Elliot, Dely; Wilson, Delia; Boyle, Stephen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Scotland's rich heritage in the field of science and engineering and recent curricular developments led to major investment in education to equip pupils with improved scientific knowledge and skills. However, due to its abstract and conceptual nature, learning science can be challenging. Literature supports the role of multimedia technology in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Instruction, Educational Technology, Science Instruction
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Gao, Fei; Luo, Tian; Zhang, Ke – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This study critically analyzed the current body of published research on microblogging in education (MIE) to build a deep and comprehensive understanding of this increasingly popular phenomenon. Twenty-one studies on MIE in 2008-2011 were selected based on the selection criteria and analyzed to answer the following questions: What types of…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Benefits, Program Effectiveness, Electronic Publishing
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Kilickaya, Ferit; Krajka, Jaroslaw – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Both teacher- and learner-made computer visuals are quite extensively reported in Computer-Assisted Language Learning literature, for instance, filming interviews, soap operas or mini-documentaries, creating storyboard projects, authoring podcasts and vodcasts, designing digital stories. Such student-made digital assets are used to present to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Class Activities, Learning Activities
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Wang, Yi-Shun; Lin, Hsin-Hui; Liao, Yi-Wen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
With the proliferation of weblogs (blogs) used in educational contexts, gaining a better understanding of why students are willing to blog has become an important topic for practitioners and academics. The main purpose of this study is to explore the individual difference antecedents of perceived enjoyment and examine how they influence blogging…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Structural Equation Models
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Pimmer, Christoph; Linxen, Sebastian; Grohbiel, Urs – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This exploratory research investigates how students and professionals use social network sites (SNSs) in the setting of developing and emerging countries. Data collection included focus groups consisting of medical students and faculty as well as the analysis of a Facebook site centred on medical and clinical topics. The findings show how users,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Case Studies, Handheld Devices
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Charitonos, Koula; Blake, Canan; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Ann – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Key to introducing information and communication technologies in museums is to support meaning-making activity in encounters with artefacts. The study presented in this paper is exploratory in nature and investigates the use of social and mobile technologies in school field trips as a means of enhancing the visitor experience. It is anchored in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Hung, Shao-Ting – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This study set out to examine the implementation of a video blog (vlog) project in an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course that aimed to increase students' opportunities to use the target language. Specifically, it explored students' perceptions towards vlogs and analysed the advantages and disadvantages of vlogs as identified by the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Web Sites, Student Attitudes, Learning Processes
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Nuutinen, Jussi; Sutinen, Erkki; Botha, Adele; Kommers, Piet – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The rapid development of computer-supported collaborative environments has highlighted the need for collaborative knowledge construction devices. Because most available mindtools do not promote collaboration, there is a need for social mindtools that can be used in collaborative learning situations. We have used activity theory as a conceptual…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Technology
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Thomas, Herbert – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Traditionally, at least according to popular wisdom, learning took place in venues that were custom-designed for the purpose. The purpose, given the evidence of the artefacts with which we are confronted, seems to have been the educational equivalent of the production line that so succinctly characterised the industrialisation of society. One…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Epistemology
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