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Arteaga Sánchez, Rocío; Cortijo, Virginia; Javed, Uzma – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
Social network sites in general, and Facebook in particular, allow users with common interests to meet, share ideas, and collaborate, creating new forms of informal learning. In order to understand and eventually take advantage of the many benefits that Facebook can bring to the academic world, we need to study its adoption process. The objective…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Informal Education, Educational Benefits
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Kiliç, Servet – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Participation in synchronous online learning is an increasing need for students' learning outcomes. Teachers generally cannot be sure about the fact that students who are seen in the participation lists are really following the online tasks. Recent studies have shown that gamification can be an effective way to support learners' participation in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Vignettes, Computer Games, Student Characteristics
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Rainford, Jon – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
Twitter and other social networking sites have much to offer doctoral students, especially given that models for doctoral education are increasingly becoming more diverse with more students studying part-time for traditional PhDs, or on programmes such as professional doctorates. Prior research has highlighted the benefits of Twitter but, as other…
Descriptors: Social Media, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Telecommunications
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Terras, M. M.; Ramsay, J.; Boyle, E. A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
The unprecedented opportunities for production and collaborative working supported by Web 2.0 technology offer immense potential for active knowledge creation. Research to date has mostly explored the demographic factors that influence production but we argue here that a more detailed understanding of the psychological determinants of online…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Psychology, Influence of Technology, Interaction
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Ramsay, Judith; Terras, Melody M. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
The use of technology to support learning is well recognised. One generation ago a major strand of human--computer interaction research focussed on the development of forms of instruction in how to interact with computers. Today, however, the advanced usability of modern technologies has all but removed the presence of many user manuals. Learners,…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Interaction, Metacognition
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Birkeland, Nils Rune; Drange, Eli-Marie Danbolt; Tønnessen, Elise Seip – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
This article takes its outset in findings from an ongoing research project investigating the use of digital and multimodal resources in teacher education (TE) in Norway. The material studied is mandatory assignments in different courses in TE, asking how teacher students collaborate through digital media in their production of texts for learning,…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Investigations, Teacher Education Programs, Assignments
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Pogorskiy, Eduard – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
This paper introduces the role of personalisation in the learning process, with a focus on aspects of the philosophy of technology and Internet studies. Significant changes in education, with the spread of the technological capabilities of open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOC), offer the possibility to develop new…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Global Approach, Learning Processes, Individual Needs
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Carmichael, Patrick – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
While elements of Deleuze's theory, notably the "geophilosophical" concepts of "rhizomes," "smoothness" and "striation" have been applied to educational technologies, his work on time has, to date, been comparatively neglected by educational theorists. This article explores practices and outcomes of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Web 2.0 Technologies, Higher Education
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Reeves, Tony; Gomm, Phil – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
The human desire to join and participate in communities can be seen as an attempt to satisfy some of our universal human needs. The theory of communities of practice has been widely used to explain how and why humans participate in multiple communities, and a key requirement of a community of practice (CoP) is that members engage in "joint…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities, Electronic Learning
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Houtman, Eveline; Makos, Alexandra; Meacock, Heather-Lynne – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
In our day-to-day routines, we are being asked to extend ourselves into virtual environments that capture mere glimpses of who we are and what we think. As education focuses on the development of online learning environments, we are once again asked to recreate ourselves for another environment. This article explores aspects of social presence and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Online Courses
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Dewan, Jahangir; Chowdhury, Morshed; Batten, Lynn – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article presents a personal e-learning system architecture in the context of a social network environment. The main objective of a personal e-learning system is to develop individual skills on a specific subject and share resources with peers. The authors' system architecture defines the organisation and management of a personal learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Skill Development, Social Networks, Shared Resources and Services
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Dewan, Jahangir; Chowdhury, Morshed; Batten, Lynn – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article provides a proposal for personal e-learning system (vPELS [where "v" stands for VLSI: very large scale integrated circuit])) architecture in the context of social network environment for VLSI Design. The main objective of vPELS is to develop individual skills on a specific subject--say, VLSI--and share resources with peers.…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Electronic Learning, Social Networks, Computer System Design
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Usoro, Abel; Echeng, Razep; Majewski, Grzegorz – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
Though a few empirical studies on acceptance of Web 2.0 as a social networking tool in teaching and learning exist, apparently none consider students' and faculties' views from different cultures, which is the focus of this study. This article reports on a pilot study that begins to fill this gap by investigating the perceptions, attitude and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning
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Barden, Owen – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article discusses the combination of methods used in a study of the use of Facebook as an educational resource by a class of five students at a sixth-form college in north-west England. Through a project in which teacher-researcher and student-participants co-constructed a Facebook group page about the students' scaffolded research into…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Foreign Countries
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Korobkova, Ksenia A.; Black, Rebecca W. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article focuses on learning and identity-related practices of young female fans of a popular British boy band called One Direction. Drawing on qualitative inquiry into a fanfiction community formed around the band, analysis highlights (a) the literate work fans engage in, including writing, reading, critiquing, and collaborating on multimodal…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Rock Music, Inquiry, Qualitative Research
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