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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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Canal, Luisa; Ghislandi, Patrizia; Micciolo, Rocco – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
In this study, the participation of 119 students in an online asynchronous forum as part of an academic course on statistical methods was evaluated. The pattern of accesses during the course was analyzed by means of the cumulative mean function. Taking into account the times (hours) at which accesses occurred, it is possible to achieve more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Scores, Asynchronous Communication
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Murphy, Elizabeth; Manzanares, Maria A. Rodriguez – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
This paper uses a third-generation Activity Theory perspective to gain insight into the contradictions between the activity systems of the physical and virtual high school classroom from the perspective of teachers who had transitioned from one system to the other. Data collection relied on semi-structured interviews conducted with e-teachers as…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries