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Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm; Georgii-Hemming, Eva – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2012
This chapter takes into account and discusses innovative learning in the 21st digital and communicative century based on life-world-phenomenology and Hannah Arendt's view of democracy. From this point of view, the authors address and discuss how democratic practices can offer innovative musical learning in relation to what is taking place in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology
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Wihbey, Jean A. – Visions, 2010
Most traditional age college students communicate regularly on social networking sites such as, MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Bebo, and LiveJournal. These are member-based internet communities that allow users to create a username, enter personal profile information, post photographs and communicate with others in innovative ways. Since Facebook…
Descriptors: College Students, Privacy, Interaction, Social Networks
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Yunus, Melor Md; Salehi, Hadi; Chenzi, Chen – English Language Teaching, 2012
With the rapid development of world and technology, English learning has become more important. Teachers frequently use teacher-centered pedagogy that leads to lack of interaction with students. This paper aims to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of integrating social networking tools into ESL writing classroom and discuss the ways to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Zhang, Yan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
Introduction: This study explores college students' use of social networking sites for health and wellness information and their perceptions of this use. Method: Thirty-eight college students were interviewed. Analysis: The interview transcripts were analysed using the qualitative content analysis method. Results: Those who had experience using…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Internet, College Students, Privacy
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Ke, Lin; Starkey, Hugh – London Review of Education, 2014
This virtual ethnographic study explores how Chinese university students use social network sites (SNSs) to participate in civic activities. An ideal of "active" citizens is contrasted with good citizens (Crick) and insouciant bystanders. We find that students engage with the civic issues embedded in everyday life; their online civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, College Students, Social Networks
Chun, Heasun – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The primary purpose of this study is to test whether dialogic interactions via SNSs can help revive political participation and help citizens to become involved in real-world politics. In a Tocquevillian sense, this study assumes a positive relationship between virtual associational life and political participation and therefore argues that SNSs…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Countries, Internet, Democracy
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Nesic, Sasa; Gasevic, Dragan; Jazayeri, Mehdi; Landoni, Monica – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
Semantic web technologies have been applied to many aspects of learning content authoring including semantic annotation, semantic search, dynamic assembly, and personalization of learning content. At the same time, social networking services have started to play an important role in the authoring process by supporting authors' collaborative…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Semantics, Social Networks, Instructional Materials
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Bagheri, Amin; Yamani douzi sorkhabi, Mohammad – Education & Training, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate students' social networking strategies based on learning values in the social context of Iranian universities. Design/methodology/approach: This research has used the case study method to investigate students' networked learning (NL) strategies among students of four different universities in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Student Attitudes, College Students, Social Environment
Kessler, Greg, Ed. – TESOL Press, 2018
In this volume of the "TESOL Voices" series, authors demonstrate the various ways that we can interact with one another in the pursuit of effective teaching and learning. From virtual learning environments to online course management systems, discover how technology can maintain a human connection. Hear how ESL and EFL teachers developed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Ahn, June – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation examines the effects of social network sites on youth social and academic development. First, I provide a critical analysis of the extant research literature surrounding social network sites and youth. I merge scholarly thought in the areas of Internet studies, digital divides, social capital theory, psychological well-being,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Methods, Social Networks, Internet
Gary, Jon O. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of the study was for the researcher to develop and have evaluated the content, organization and ease of use of a computer-training program "Emergency Response Quick Start" book based on Information and Communication Technology environmental designs. This book was most notably based on underutilized women social networking…
Descriptors: Females, Social Networks, Computer Assisted Instruction, Emergency Programs
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Tang, Xiaokang; Collier, Daniel A.; Witt, Allison – Journal of International Students, 2018
This qualitative research was conducted on Chinese international students preparing to study in the United States about their expectation and perception of American universities. It explored motivation for pursuing degrees in the United States, expectations of life in the United States, and plans post-graduation. Findings suggest that these…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Parent Aspiration
Pifer, Meghan J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In the past 35-45 years, college and university faculties have changed considerably and there is no longer a single profile that fits all professors in U.S. higher education. These demographic changes within the professoriate suggest that research is needed to understand faculty work life and careers. This study explores one particular aspect of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, Interaction
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Garcia, Elaine; Annansingh, Fenio; Elbeltagi, Ibrahim – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a study of the understanding and usage of social networking sites (SNS) as a knowledge management (KM) tool in knowledge-intensive enterprises. Design/methodology/approach: In terms of research approach, the study has taken an interpretitivist framework, using a higher education (HE) institution as…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Social Life
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Tynes, Brendesha M.; Rose, Chad A.; Markoe, Suzanne L. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2013
Despite the fact that more college student interaction now takes place online, researchers have yet to examine the role the Internet plays in perceptions of campus racial climate. Using an online survey of a sample of 217 African American and European American college students, this study explored online factors including intergroup interaction as…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Colleges, Online Courses, Internet
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