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Student Perceptions of Microblogging: Integrating Twitter with Blogging to Support Learning and Interaction
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice Vol. 11, No. 1 (2012) pp. 179–197
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Vol. 4, No. 4 (2011) pp. 340–352
In this research, we examine the design, construction, and implementation of a dynamic, easy to use, feedback mechanism for social software. The tool was integrated into an existing university's online learning community (OLC). In line with...
Computers & Education Vol. 75, No. 1 (June 2014) pp. 112–126
In this research we explore aspects of learning, social interaction and community across online learning, also known as distance learning, in higher education. We measure the impact of online social networking (OSN) software versus traditional...
Introducing a Twitter Discussion Board to Support Learning in Online and Blended Learning Environments
Education and Information Technologies Vol. 20, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 265–283
In this research we present a new design component for online learning communities (OLC); one that integrates Twitter with an online discussion board (ODB). We introduce our design across two sections of upper-division information systems courses at ...
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 59–68
This article reports on action research that implements online learning community (OLC) software to foster conversation at a specific graduate school. The design of the research is informed by theories of conversation, online learning, and social...
Design and evaluation of instructor-based and peer-oriented attention guidance functionalities in an open source anchored discussion system
Computers & Education Vol. 71, No. 1 (February 2014) pp. 303–321
Social interactions to supplement learning and asynchronous tools to facilitate exchange of quality ideas have gained much attention in information systems education. While various systems exist, students have difficulty with deep processing of...
Exploring Physics Students' Engagement with Online Instructional Videos in an Introductory Mechanics Course
Shih-Yin Lin; John M. Aiken; Daniel T. Seaton; Scott S. Douglas; Edwin F. Greco; Brian D. Thoms; Michael F. Schatz
Physical Review Physics Education Research Vol. 13, No. 2 (2017) pp. 20138–1
The advent of new educational technologies has stimulated interest in using online videos to deliver content in university courses. We examined student engagement with 78 online videos that we created and were incorporated into a one-semester...