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García-Monge, Alfonso; González-Calvo, Gustavo; Bores-García, Daniel – Open Learning, 2019
The dynamics of a community of practice are full of tensions and changes regarding possibilities and types of participation. The case study in this paper followed the approach of Stake by focusing on the tension between the willingness to participate and actual participation in an online social network called MultiScopic which involves children of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Communities of Practice, Case Studies, Social Networks
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Castro, Paloma; Derivry-Plard, Martine – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Intercultural telecollaboration allows for a radical change in language education. New technologies enable learners of different languages and cultures to practice their intercultural skills. Teachers no longer need to design "fake" role-plays to develop interaction in the target language. Above all, teachers have the possibility to…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Humburg, Martin; van der Velden, Rolf – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
In this paper an analysis is carried out whether objective tests and subjective self-assessments in international large-scale studies yield similar results when looking at cross-national differences in the effects of skills on earnings, and skills patterns across countries, fields of study and gender. The findings indicate that subjective skills…
Descriptors: Objective Tests, Correlation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Prediction
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Fernández-Díaz, Elia; Rodríguez-Hoyos, Carlos; Calvo Salvador, Adelina; Braga Blanco, Gloria; Fernández-Olaskoaga, Lorea; Gutiérrez-Esteban, Prudencia – Educational Action Research, 2019
This article focuses on the deconstruction of an inter-university action research project that has allowed us to rethink our teaching and research, questioning the social, political and ethical dimensions of the university. Following the pre-assembly proposal to promote participatory convergence, organized within the framework of the 1st Global…
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Institutional Cooperation, Universities, Participatory Research
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Zoghbi-Manrique-de-Lara, Pablo – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2012
While many scholars generally conceptualise cyberloafing as just one more type of conventional deviant behaviour at work, others consider this activity to be innocuous or even productive. In either case, cyberloafing is viewed as merely misusing Internet resources, without contemplating its potential online character. The purpose of this study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Employees, Online Searching
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Hilton, John L., III; Graham, Charles; Rich, Peter; Wiley, David – Distance Education, 2010
The authors studied a course in which an instructor allowed individuals at a distance to participate. Although these students were not formally enrolled in the university where the class took place, the instructor gave them full access to all course materials and encouraged them to complete course assignments. The authors examined the time and…
Descriptors: Time Management, Conventional Instruction, Education Courses, Graduate Study
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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