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Examining Patterns of Participation and Meaning Making in Student Blogs: A Case Study in Higher Education
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (2016) pp. 2–13
This article reports on the use of blogs in an online course over multiple semesters and analyzes the participation and meaning making between course participants. The authors used a combination of social network analyses and discourse analysis to...
Exploring Evidence of Reflective Thinking in Student Artifacts of Blogging-Mapping Tool: A Design-Based Research Approach
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 39, No. 5 (September 2011) pp. 695–719
Reflective learning can assist a learner's purposeful and conscious manipulation of ideas toward meaningful learning and knowledge integration. Blogs have been used to support reflection, but Blogs usually do not provide overt mechanisms for...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 31, No. 2 (Feb 01, 2004) pp. 181–208
This study examined the influence of scaffolding on the development of critical thinking skills in an online course on Instructional Design. Data were collected through interviews and document artifacts from five participants of the online course....
Examining Students' Reflective Thinking from Keywords Tagged to Blogs: Using Map Analysis as a Content Analysis Method
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 21, No. 6 (2013) pp. 548–576
Reflective learning refers to a learner's purposeful and conscious manipulation of ideas toward meaningful learning. Blogs have been used to support reflective thinking, but the commonly seen blog software usually does not provide overt...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (March 2007) pp. 3–24
In this paper, we suggest that self-organized learning can be supported through emergent and informal Web technologies and propose that these technologies can be used to encourage similar practices in higher education. Self-organized learning aims...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (September 2005) pp. 17–42
Scaffolding has proven an especially interesting and promising area for postsecondary teaching and learning practices. Particular interest has emerged in scaffolding student learning in technology-enhanced environments--especially those designed to...
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 12, No. 3 (December 2008) pp. 137–156
Recently, attempts have been made to use Weblogs and other personal webpublishing technologies to support individual and social reflection in higher education. Weblogs can be highly individual and reflective in nature, and students' experiences and...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 4 (2008) pp. 213–228
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to analyze enabling factors in the technology integration change process in a multi-section science methods course, SCIED 408 (pseudonym), from 1997 to 2003 at a large northeastern university in the...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 15, No. 1 (April 2007) pp. 27–46
Scaffolding has proven an especially interesting and promising area for supporting teaching and learning practices. Particular interest has emerged in scaffolding student learning in technology-enhanced environments. In this paper, we discuss how...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 9, No. 4 (2006) pp. 173–184
The purpose of this article is to suggest a research-based systemic plan for educational researchers, practitioners, and policymakers involved in the change process to implement successful technology integration in the context of teacher education....
The Effects of Peer-Interaction Styles in Team Blogs on Students' Cognitive Thinking and Blog Participation
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 42, No. 4 (2010) pp. 459–479
Deep cognitive thinking refers to a learner's purposeful and conscious manipulation of ideas toward meaningful learning. Strategies such as journaling/blogging and peer feedback have been found to promote deep thinking. This article reports a...
Interactive Technology and Smart Education Vol. 3, No. 4 (2006) pp. 347–360
This paper describes the forms of knowledge used by players of fantasy sports, games where players create ideal sports teams and compete to accumulate points based on professional athletes' statistical performances. Messages from a discussion forum...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 11, No. 1 (2008) pp. 18–25
Reflection is an important prerequisite to making meaning of new information, and to advance from surface to deep learning. Strategies such as journal writing and peer feedback have been found to promote reflection as well as deep thinking and...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 48, No. 2 (2004) pp. 54–59
Performance support systems can play an important role in corporations by managing and allowing distribution of information more easily. These systems run the gamut from simple paper job aids to sophisticated computer- and web-based software...