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Zhao, Huahui; Sullivan, Kirk P. H. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This exploratory study examined how the level and nature of teaching presence impacted two online forum discussions from three dimensions: participation and interaction, cognitive presence, and knowledge development via assimilating peer messages. Effects on participation and interaction were graphically depicted. Effects on cognitive presence and…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Computer Mediated Communication, Peer Relationship, Statistical Analysis
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Ng'ambi, Dick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Although there is an increasing use of emerging technologies (ETs) in higher education internationally and in South Africa in particular, there is little evidence that their use is transforming teaching and learning practice. Anecdotal evidence shows that there is a dichotomy between the technologies supported and used in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
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Lin, ShinYi; Overbaugh, Richard C. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
In the context of hybrid instruction, this study was designed to explore whether gender has an influence on learners' preferences for synchronous or asynchronous modes of computer-mediated communication, and whether this decision impacts learners' self-efficacy (SE) towards knowledge acquisition. The participants were 180 teacher-education…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Self Efficacy, Online Courses
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Godwin, Stephen J.; Thorpe, Mary S.; Richardson, John T. E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
Distance-learning courses were classified with regard to their use of computer-mediated interaction and the degree to which such interaction was integrated into the curriculum and the assessment regime. This produced four groups of courses varying according to their use of interaction and integration. The impact of interaction and integration was…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology
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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