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Lansiquot, Reneta D., Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016
This book highlights models for promoting interdisciplinary thinking and an appreciation for interdisciplinary understanding among students in STEM-related fields. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics often perceive that courses in their major are not related to the general education liberal arts courses required…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Sharma, Priya; Land, Susan – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
Our research explores how people learn as part of everyday contexts and settings and specifically, we explore the discourse of an online affinity space for diabetics, where participants engage in knowledge sharing and storytelling around disease management. We frame the analyses by examining participants' meaning making discourse for advancing…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Information Dissemination, Story Telling, Self Management
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Sharma, Priya; Tietjen, Philip – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
This article reports on the use of blogs in an online course over multiple semesters and analyzes the participation and meaning making between course participants. The authors used a combination of social network analyses and discourse analysis to show the patterns of participation and the types of meaning making over two iterations of the course.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Tietjen, Phil; Sharma, Priya – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study investigates collaborative meaning making by analyzing breakdowns and repairs of understanding in an online, open, peer production environment (Open Source Software). Guiding theoretical frameworks include Roschelle and Teasley's Joint Problem Space and Stahl's Group Cognition. It uses an ethnomethodologically-influenced discourse…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Software, Open Source Technology, Informal Education
Carr-Chellman, Alison A., Ed. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2004
"Global Perspectives on E-Learning: Rhetoric and Reality" presents several cases of international online education and the rhetoric that surrounds this form of teaching and learning. Written from a critical perspective, the book investigates some of the problems faced by international distance educators. It particularly focuses on who…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Rhetoric, Distance Education, Democracy
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Xie, Ying; Sharma, Priya – Interactive Learning Environments, 2013
Reflective learning refers to a learner's purposeful and conscious manipulation of ideas toward meaningful learning. Blogs have been used to support reflective thinking, but the commonly seen blog software usually does not provide overt mechanisms for students' high-level reflections. A new tool was designed to support the reflective…
Descriptors: Reflection, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Concept Mapping
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Xie, Ying; Sharma, Priya – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2011
Reflective learning can assist a learner's purposeful and conscious manipulation of ideas toward meaningful learning and knowledge integration. Blogs have been used to support reflection, but Blogs usually do not provide overt mechanisms for students to make connections between different parts of an experience, which is integral to reflective…
Descriptors: Evidence, Concept Mapping, Graduate Students, Web Sites
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Kim, Kyoungna; Sharma, Priya; Land, Susan M.; Furlong, Kevin P. – Innovative Higher Education, 2013
To enhance students' critical thinking in an undergraduate general science course, we designed and implemented active learning modules by incorporating group-based learning with authentic tasks, scaffolding, and individual reports. This study examined the levels of critical thinking students exhibited in individual reports and the students'…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Learning Modules, Critical Thinking
Sharma, Priya; Xie, Ying – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2008
Recently, attempts have been made to use Weblogs and other personal webpublishing technologies to support individual and social reflection in higher education. Weblogs can be highly individual and reflective in nature, and students' experiences and perceptions of the technology and practice are of primary importance in furthering educational use.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Data Analysis, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Xie, Ying; Ke, Fengfeng; Sharma, Priya – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2010
Deep cognitive thinking refers to a learner's purposeful and conscious manipulation of ideas toward meaningful learning. Strategies such as journaling/blogging and peer feedback have been found to promote deep thinking. This article reports a research study about the effects of two different blog leader styles on students' deep thinking as…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Teamwork
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Sharma, Priya; Fiedler, Sebastian – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2007
In this paper, we suggest that self-organized learning can be supported through emergent and informal Web technologies and propose that these technologies can be used to encourage similar practices in higher education. Self-organized learning aims at increasing individual control over instructional functions through a process that involves…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Reflection, Interpersonal Communication
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Sharma, Priya – Educational Technology & Society, 2008
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to analyze enabling factors in the technology integration change process in a multi-section science methods course, SCIED 408 (pseudonym), from 1997 to 2003 at a large northeastern university in the United States. We used two major data collection methods, in-depth interviewing and document reviews.…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Change Agents, Technology Integration, Educational Change
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Sockman, Beth R.; Sharma, Priya – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
This article is about the moving toward a new instruction style--a transformative model of instruction. One university instructor attempts to change her teaching strategies, and she encounters her own belief as obstacles, self-labeled her pedagogical discrepancies. Through peer feedback, reflective journal writing, and readings she uncovers the…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Beliefs
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Sharma, Priya; Hannafin, Michael J. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2007
Scaffolding has proven an especially interesting and promising area for supporting teaching and learning practices. Particular interest has emerged in scaffolding student learning in technology-enhanced environments. In this paper, we discuss how scaffolding is implemented in technology-enhanced environments, provide an overview of scaffolding…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Technology Uses in Education
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Xie, Ying; Ke, Fengfeng; Sharma, Priya – Internet and Higher Education, 2008
Reflection is an important prerequisite to making meaning of new information, and to advance from surface to deep learning. Strategies such as journal writing and peer feedback have been found to promote reflection as well as deep thinking and learning. This study used an empirical design to investigate the interaction effects of peer feedback and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Journal Writing, Learning Processes, Statistical Analysis
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