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Internet and Higher Education

October 2017 Volume 35, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Moving beyond silos: professional learning networks in higher education

    Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States; Jeffrey Paul Carpenter, Elon University, United States; Daniel G. Krutka, University of North Texas, United States

    Many faculty and staff in higher education have turned to digitally-enhanced professional learning networks (PLNs) as a means for situated learning that can help them grow in their various... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. A virtual panopticon in the community of practice: Students' experiences of being visible on social media

    Jenny Waycott, Department of Computing and Information Systems, Australia; Celia Thompson, School of Languages and Linguistics, Australia; Judithe Sheard, Information Technology, Australia; Rosemary Clerehan, Faculty of Medicine, Australia

    It has become commonplace in higher education for instructors to use social technologies to motivate and challenge their students and to support learning objectives. In some instances, social... More

    pp. 12-20

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  3. Investigating student engagement in blended learning settings using experience sampling and structural equation modeling

    Kristine C. Manwaring, ASB A-65, United States; Ross Larsen, Charles R. Graham, Curtis R. Henrie & Lisa R. Halverson, 150F MCKB, United States

    We investigated activity-level student engagement in blended learning classes at the university level. We used intensive longitudinal methodology to collect activity level engagement data... More

    pp. 21-33

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  4. The influences of an experienced instructor's discussion design and facilitation on an online learning community development: A social network analysis study

    Fan Ouyang & Cassandra Scharber

    Instructors' discussion design and facilitation have critical influences on online learning community development. Emerging network analysis methods were used to examine the development of an... More

    pp. 34-47

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  5. Science-writing in the blogosphere as a tool to promote autonomous motivation in education

    IJsbrand M. Kramer & Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    We sought to establish a collaborative learning environment for our first-year university cell biology course that would be sufficiently challenging to warrant team effort and turn students into... More

    pp. 48-62

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