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Powazny, Stefanie; Kauffeld, Simone – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
Recent studies have shown that the number of teachers in Germany is decreasing dramatically. In contrast, the rate of student teachers discontinuing their studies is rather high, and further increases the shortage of teachers. To address this issue, we investigated student teachers' social support networks by using a social network approach.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Dropouts, Intention, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Cheng; Lizardo, Omar; Hachen, David S. – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: To investigate what social, psychological, personality, and behavioral factors affect overtime heart rate changes of college students. Participants: The daily heart rates of over 600 undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame were unobtrusively recorded via Fitbit devices from August 16, 2015, to May 13, 2017. Method: Latent…
Descriptors: Physiology, Physical Fitness, Personality Traits, Social Influences
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Froment, Facundo; García González, Alfonso Javier; Bohórquez, M. Rocío – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
Social networks have drastically changed communication between people, constituting a means of everyday use by which information is created and shared in a simple, instantaneous way with the rest of the world. Although social networks were not initially created for academic purposes, they are gradually being used as a means of communication…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Media, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Jing; Lin, Tzu-Jung; Justice, Laura; Sawyer, Brook – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Interaction with peers is an important contributor to young children's social and cognitive development. Yet, little is known about the nature of social networks within preschool inclusive classrooms. The current study applied a social network analysis to characterize children's peer interactions in inclusive classrooms and their relations with…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Preschool Children, Students with Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
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Chang, Ben; Shih, Yen-An; Lu, Fang-Chen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Today's learners can easily share their thoughts on their social networks, and this movement, undoubtedly, has been affecting their learning. However, learners in such an ad hoc social network environment need a deliberate design to support their idea sharing and concept exchange. Gaining insights into how to stimulate concept sharing in a social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Web Sites, Information Management, Information Dissemination
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Ramirez, Irma Y. – Education and Urban Society, 2021
This exploratory study examines the role community-based organizations have in bridging low-income students of color to postsecondary institutions. Data came from interviews with organization staff, high school students, and college students associated with three distinct community-based organizations located in a mid-size city. The findings…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Organizations, Enrollment, Disproportionate Representation
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Roy, Debopriyo – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2021
This is an exploratory study in an undergraduate EFL business-writing course studying participants' ability to read, comprehend, and represent text visually using concept mapping (CM), summary writing, and social network analysis techniques as complementary strategies. The idea with this experiment was to explore if students are capable of…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Karnopp, Jennifer R. – Voices of Reform, 2020
Regional professional learning networks support school change by linking principals to others engaged in similar change work. While increasingly prevalent, little is known about the factors that contribute to the formation of ties between network members, or how knowledge moves across the network. Using social network analysis, this study examined…
Descriptors: Principals, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Institutional Characteristics
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Patterson, Megan Stiefel; Russell, Alex M.; Nelon, Jordan L.; Barry, Adam E.; Lanning, Beth A. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2021
Due to more college students recovering from addictions, institutions are implementing collegiate recovery communities (CRCs). CRCs provide academic and social support needed for recovering students to succeed and stay sober. Social network analysis tested whether the social connections within a CRC were related to relapse prevention among…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Academic Support Services, College Students
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Ruivivar, June – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
High engagement and supportive social networks appear to promote L2 sociolinguistic development. This study investigates the relationship between these two constructs and their influence on Quebec French learners' use of two informal features: "ne" deletion and first-person "on"; and two geographically conditioned features:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Second Language Learning, Adults
Shih, Yen-An; Chang, Ben – Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020
Social networks provide traditional concept mapping of new opportunities for concept construction with grouping, social interaction, and collaborative functions. However, little effort has been made to explore the effects of social network--supported concept mapping compared with traditional individual concept construction. This paper explores the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Concept Mapping, Group Activities, Small Group Instruction
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Navarro-Martinez, Oscar; Peña-Acuña, Beatriz – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2022
In the last two decades, the great technological advances sweeping society have made inroads into the educational sphere. The use of information and communication technology and social networks has opened up new possibilities for student learning, which require appropriate treatment by family and teachers. This quantitative study takes a new…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Social Networks, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Boyd, Austin T.; Rocconi, Louis M. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2021
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a statistical method used to analyze the social structure and interactions among individuals within a network. SNA is used extensively in a number of disciplines such as sociology, geography, and communications research. However, the use of SNA by practitioners and researchers in assessment and evaluation is much…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Data Analysis, Social Science Research
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Bozkurt, Aras; Tu, Chih-Hsiung – Educational Media International, 2016
Social networks have become popular communication and interaction environments recently. As digital environments, so as ecosystems, they have potential in terms of networked learning as they fulfill some roles such as mediating an environment for digital identity formation and providing social and emotional presence. Based on this phenomenon, the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Environment
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Forbes, Joan; McCartney, Elspeth; McKean, Cristina; Laing, Karen; Cockerill, Maria; Law, James – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
This paper examines how school-based practitioners supporting children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) use particular social capital relations. Social capital theory together with selected 'Productive Pedagogies' items, are applied to re-frame and understand the co/production of support for such children. Empirical data from…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Social Capital
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