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Internet and Higher Education

January 2012 Volume 15, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Personal Learning Environments, social media, and self-regulated learning: A natural formula for connecting formal and informal learning

    Nada Dabbagh & Anastasia Kitsantas

    A Personal Learning Environment or PLE is a potentially promising pedagogical approach for both integrating formal and informal learning using social media and supporting student self-regulated... More

    pp. 3-8

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  2. “Actually, I Wanted to Learn”: Study-related knowledge exchange on social networking sites

    Katrin Wodzicki, Eva Schwammlein & Johannes Moskaliuk

    Social media open up multiple options to add a new dimension to learning and knowledge processes. Particularly, social networking sites allow students to connect formal and informal learning... More

    pp. 9-14

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  3. Serious social media: On the use of social media for improving students' adjustment to college

    David C. DeAndrea, Nicole B. Ellison, Robert LaRose, Charles Steinfield & Andrew Fiore

    A considerable body of research indicates that social support plays an integral role in determining students' successful adjustment to college. Unlike previous research that has evaluated face-to... More

    pp. 15-23

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  4. Blogging as a social medium in undergraduate courses: Sense of community best predictor of perceived learning

    Ercan Top

    The purpose of the study was to examine pre-service teachers' sense of community, perception of collaborative learning, and perceived learning. Fifty pre-service teachers from two undergraduate ICT... More

    pp. 24-28

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  5. Supporting small-group learning using multiple Web 2.0 tools: A case study in the higher education context

    Jari Laru, Piia Näykki & Sanna Järvelä

    In this single-case study, small groups of learners were supported by use of multiple social software tools and face-to-face activities in the context of higher education. The aim of the study was ... More

    pp. 29-38

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  6. The educational use of social annotation tools in higher education: A literature review

    Elena Novak, Rim Razzouk & Tristan E. Johnson

    This paper presents a literature review of empirical research related to the use and effect of online social annotation (SA) tools in higher education settings. SA technology is an emerging... More

    pp. 39-49

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  7. Seeing Web 2.0 in context: A study of academic perceptions

    Susan A. Brown

    This paper reports on a study at a research intensive University in the North of the UK exploring academics' perceptions of the potential of Web 2.0 for their teaching and any influences shaping... More

    pp. 50-57

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  8. A case study of Israeli higher-education institutes sharing scholarly information with the community via social networks

    Alona Forkosh-Baruch & Arnon Hershkovitz

    The purpose of this study is to empirically examine cases in which Social Networking Sites (SNS) are being utilized for scholarly purposes by higher-education institutes in Israel. The research... More

    pp. 58-68

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  9. ‘Breaking Ground’ in the use of social media: A case study of a university earthquake response to inform educational design with Facebook

    Nicki Dabner

    On September 4 2010, a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in the South Island of New Zealand. The response from the University of Canterbury was immediate and carefully... More

    pp. 69-78

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