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Ranieri, Maria; Manca, Stefania; Fini, Antonio – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
To date, little empirical research on professional use of social network sites has been conducted, particularly with reference to groups of teachers on Facebook. The paper presents the results of two surveys addressed to the founders of five Italian Facebook groups and their members (n = 1107), with the aim of investigating mechanisms underlying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Membership, Group Dynamics, Lifelong Learning
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Calvani, Antonio; Fini, Antonio; Molino, Marcello; Ranieri, Maria – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Online education based on small self-managing groups, with slight supervision by a professional tutor, is a strategically interesting methodology for lifelong learning. This solution may combine aspects of cost-effectiveness (reducing tutors' work) with the demands for active and engaging learning methods based on the exchange and sharing of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Internet