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Cohen, Anat; Shimony, Udi; Nachmias, Rafi; Soffer, Tal – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study explores and characterizes learners' participation patterns in MOOC forums, as well as the factors that correlate with learners' participation. Educational data mining and learning analytics methods were used to retrieve and analyze the learners' interpersonal interaction data, which had accumulated in the Coursera log files. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Participation, Correlation, Mass Instruction
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Stieler-Hunt, Colleen; Jones, Christian – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The benefits of using digital games in the curriculum are well documented in literature. Most teachers who use digital games use short-form drill-and-practice learning games rather than the kinds of games most students would choose to play in their free time. The use of more interactive, immersive digital games (IDGs) in classrooms tends to be…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mentors, Computer Games, Teaching Methods
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Duan, Jinju; Xie, Kui; Hawk, Nathan A.; Yu, Shengquan; Wang, Minjuan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study adds a new perspective to the observations about connectivist interaction behavior in cMOOCs by extending the notion of network building from the perspective of individuals. We explore the possibility of building a learning network named Personal Social Knowledge Network (PSKN) to support in the monitoring of learning performance and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mass Instruction, Social Networks, Preservice Teachers
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Delaney, Deborah; Kummer, Tyge-F.; Singh, Kishore – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of the use of an online discussion board as an assessment item on students learning performance in relation to group work based on Social Learning Theory. The study uses survey questionnaires at the beginning and end of semester together with student grade information. The data analysis consists…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ouyang, Fan; Chang, Yu-Hui – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Understanding the relationship between social interaction patterns and cognitive engagement levels has critical implications on collaborative learning theory, pedagogy, and technology. This study used a multi-method approach to examine the relationship between students' social participatory roles and cognitive engagement levels within asynchronous…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Learning Theories
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Schaefer, Teresa; Rahn, Johanna; Kopp, Tobias; Fabian, Claudia Magdalena; Brown, Alan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Research has shown that providing participants with high-quality learning material is not sufficient to help them profit most from online education. The level of interaction among participants is another key determinant for learning outcomes. However, merely proposing interaction does not automatically lead to fruitful discussion and…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Workplace Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses
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Pi, Zhongling; Hong, Jianzhong; Hu, Weiping – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
There has been growing interest in the possibility that peers' ideas can stimulate students' creativity in group contexts. However, empirical research on this issue is limited. This study tested the hypothesis that peers' ideas and students' openness to experience would predict student creativity and attention to peers' ideas. Undergraduate…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Prediction, Creativity, Undergraduate Students
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Veletsianos, George; Johnson, Nicole; Belikov, Olga – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The use of social media in academics' lives is well documented; however, researchers have a limited understanding about whether, why and how academics' social media use changes over time. Through interviews with 12 scholars, we identify multiple reasons that lead them to change their use of social media over time. Specifically, scholars report…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Faculty, Behavior Change, Privacy
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Lai, Chun – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The educational potentials of social media both in the formal and informal learning contexts have been widely acknowledged. However, how social media use in the informal contexts might influence students' learning in the formal contexts is still underexplored. Path analysis of 141 survey responses from secondary school ethnic minority students in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnic Groups
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Hong, Yvonne; Gardner, Lesley – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study presents and evaluates the educational potentials that Social Network Services (SNS) offer to students in the higher education context. The first aim of this study is to explore students' perceptions of Facebook Learning Groups (ie, Facebook Groups that were created for learning purposes), and the learning and affective benefits that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Social Networks
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Schmulian, Astrid; Coetzee, Stephen A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study reports on the development of two Messenger bots, designed to facilitate the learning of introductory and intermediate accounting. The Messenger bots were developed using a visual development environment that requires no coding knowledge. A thick description of the development of the Messenger bots is provided to encourage replication.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, Accounting, Instructional Design
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Shepherd, Craig E.; Bryant, H. Victoria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This study investigated faculty members' perceptions of program community and what they do to support it in online graduate programs. Researchers developed and administered an online survey to ascertain perceptions of program community among education and engineering faculty members at United States, land-grant, research-extensive universities.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Engineering Education, Online Courses, Communities of Practice
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Zhang, Si; Liu, Qingtang; Cai, Zhiqiang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The contextual influences on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) enactment and the method of TPACK assessment remain to be important research topics. Discourse data of 81 teachers in an online professional learning community were collected and analyzed based on the framework of TPACK. Frequency distribution and time series…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Collaboration
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de Jong, Nynke; Verstegen, Daniëlle M. L.; Könings, Karen D. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The aim of this study is to compare the role of the tutor in an online and a face-to-face problem-based learning (PBL) session to shed light on potential differences of the tutor role in both settings. In this practice-based study we compared the two groups with the same tutor undertaking the same module. Students completed questionnaires about…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Public Health, Comparative Analysis, Tutors
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Villani, Daniela; Morganti, Laura; Carissoli, Claudia; Gatti, Elena; Bonanomi, Andrea; Cacciamani, Stefano; Confalonieri, Emanuela; Riva, Giuseppe – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The tablet PC represents a very popular mobile computing device, and together with other technologies it is changing the world of education. This study aimed to explore the acceptance of tablet PC of Italian high school students in order to outline the typical students' profiles and to compare the acceptance conveyed in two types of use (learning…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, High School Students
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