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International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments

July 2011 Volume 2, Number 3

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Organisational Blogging: The Problem of Engagement

    Mark Stansfield, Thomas Connolly & Gavin Baxter, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom

    This paper investigates the implementation and use of an internal organisational blog by several departments in the HR division in a large public sector financial organisation in the UK. This... More

    pp. 1-17

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  2. Social Networking Sites and Language Learning

    Billy Brick, Coventry University, United Kingdom

    This article examines a study of seven learners who logged their experiences on the language leaning social networking site Livemocha over a period of three months. The features of the site are... More

    pp. 18-31

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  3. Developing New Literacies through Blended Learning: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Ontario, Canada

    Deborah Kitchener & Janet Murphy, York University, Canada; Robert Lebans, Castlewood Consultants, Canada

    This article reports on the implementation and impact of two blended models of teacher professional learning that promote innovative classroom practice and improved literacy and numeracy in six... More

    pp. 32-49

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  4. Constructivism in Synchronous and Asynchronous Virtual Learning Environments for a Research Methods Course

    Kenneth Strang, State University of New York, USA, and APPC Research, Australia

    Virtual learning is a popular teaching modality, and it has been reported in research that there is no significant difference in academic outcome as compared with face-to-face courses. Not all... More

    pp. 50-63

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