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Sun, Yanyan; Franklin, Teresa; Gao, Fei – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This study explored how the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum, an informal online language learning community in China, functioned to support its members to improve their English writing proficiency. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model was used as the theoretical framework to explore the existence of teaching presence, cognitive…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study
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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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Gao, Fei; Zhang, Tianyi; Franklin, Teresa – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Asynchronous online discussion environments are important platforms to support learning. Research suggests, however, threaded forums, one of the most popular asynchronous discussion environments, do not often foster productive online discussions naturally. This paper explores how certain properties of threaded forums have affected or constrained…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness