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Internet and Higher Education

December 2010 Volume 13, Number 4

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Number of articles: 16

  1. Facebook: An online environment for learning of English in institutions of higher education?

    Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan, Norlida Ahmad & Mohamad Jafre Zainol Abidin

    Facebook (FB) is currently considered as the most popular platform for online social networking among university students. The purpose of this study is to investigate if university students... More

    pp. 179-187

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  2. Using a social networking site for experiential learning: Appropriating, lurking, modeling and community building

    Nike Arnold & Trena Paulus

    With social networking sites playing an increasingly important role in today's society, educators are exploring how they can be used as a teaching and learning tool. This article reports the... More

    pp. 188-196

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  3. Web 2.0, pedagogical support for reflexive and emotional social interaction among Swedish students

    Gunnar Augustsson

    Collaborative social interaction when using Web 2.0 in terms of VoiceThread is investigated in a case study of a Swedish university course in social psychology. The case study method was chosen... More

    pp. 197-205

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  4. To blog or not to blog: Student perceptions of blog effectiveness for learning in a college-level course

    Olivia Halic, Debra Lee, Trena Paulus & Marsha Spence

    Blogs have the potential to increase reflection, sense of community and collaboration in undergraduate classrooms. Studies of their effectiveness are still limited. The purpose of this study was to... More

    pp. 206-213

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  5. Reconsidering usage of blogging in preservice teacher education courses

    Ercan Top, Erman Yukselturk & Fethi A. Inan

    The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' perceived benefits of instructional blogs, classroom community, course satisfaction, and learning. The data were obtained via surveys... More

    pp. 214-217

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  6. From forums to wikis: Perspectives on tools for collaboration

    Karen Kear, John Woodthorpe, Sandy Robertson & Mike Hutchison

    Web 2.0 communication tools have considerable promise for supporting collaborative learning. But there is a need for research examining learners' and teachers' experiences of the newer... More

    pp. 218-225

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  7. A comparison of Web 2.0 tools in a doctoral course

    Katrina A. Meyer

    Adult, professional students in a doctoral-level course used Web 2.0 tools such as wikis, blogs, and online discussions to develop answers to six “Big Questions” related to higher education finance... More

    pp. 226-232

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  8. Social software and academic practice: Postgraduate students as co-designers of Web 2.0 tools

    Patrick Carmichael & Helen Burchmore

    In order to develop potentially transformative Web 2.0 tools in higher education, the complexity of existing academic practices, including current patterns of technology use, must be recognised.... More

    pp. 233-241

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  9. Learning through science writing via online peer assessment in a college biology course

    Jyh-Chong Liang & Chin-Chung Tsai

    This study used an online peer assessment activity to help 47 college students to learn biology through writing. Each student submitted a biology writing report to an online system and then... More

    pp. 242-247

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  10. A predictive study of learner satisfaction and outcomes in face-to-face, satellite broadcast, and live video-streaming learning environments

    M'hammed Abdous & Cherng-Jyh Yen

    This study was conducted to assess the predictive relationships among delivery mode (DM), self-perceived learner-to-teacher interaction, self-rated computer skill, prior distance learning... More

    pp. 248-257

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  11. Web accessibility policies at land-grant universities

    David A. Bradbard, Cara Peters & Yoana Caneva

    The Web has become an integral part of postsecondary education within the United States. There are specific laws that legally mandate postsecondary institutions to have Web sites that are... More

    pp. 258-266

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  12. Integrating communities of practice in e-portfolio assessment: Effects and experiences of mutual assessment in an online course

    Ling Wang

    This study investigated the effects and experiences of a mutual assessment framework (CoPf) in an online graduate course at a mid-west university. CoPf was integrated into the course structure as... More

    pp. 267-271

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  13. Online or face-to-face learning? Exploring the personal factors that predict students' choice of instructional format

    Anthony R. Artino

    Notwithstanding the growth of online learning, little is known about the personal factors that predict student decisions to enroll in online courses. This study examined the relations between... More

    pp. 272-276

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  14. Online support service quality, online learning acceptance, and student satisfaction

    Jung-Wan Lee

    This paper examines potential differences between Korean and American students in terms of their perception levels regarding online education support service quality, online learning acceptance,... More

    pp. 277-283

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  15. Project-based learning and student knowledge construction during asynchronous online discussion

    Joyce Hwee Ling Koh, Susan C. Herring & Khe Foon Hew

    Project-based learning engages students in problem solving through artefact design. However, previous studies of online project-based learning have focused primarily on the dynamics of online... More

    pp. 284-291

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  16. Online or face-to-face? Students' experiences and preferences in e-learning

    Manuela Paechter & Brigitte Maier

    Which aspects of e-learning courses do students experience as being favorable for learning? When do students prefer online or face-to-face learning components? These questions were the subject of a... More

    pp. 292-297

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