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Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

June 2012 Volume 28, Number 3

Editors

A. Kirschner Paul

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. The Questionable Promise of Social Media for Education: Connective Learning and the Commercial Imperative

    N Friesen & S Lowe

    Facebook and other social media have been hailed as delivering the promise of new, socially engaged educational experiences for students in undergraduate, self-directed, and other educational... More

    pp. 183-194

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  2. Creating User-Generated Content for Location-Based Learning: An Authoring Framework

    E FitzGerald

    Two recent emerging trends are that of Web 2.0, where users actively create content and publish it on the Web, and also location awareness, where a digital device utilizes a person's physical... More

    pp. 195-207

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  3. What Makes Blogging Attractive to Bloggers: A Case of College-Level Constituency Users

    Y-H Huang & Y-F Lo

    This study presents a new perspective to facilitate learner-centred weblog evaluation, based on content attractiveness, blogging support, and the value-added service construct. A mixed method,... More

    pp. 208-221

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  4. Towards an Analysis Framework for Investigating Students' Engagement and Learning in Educational Blogs

    A Jimoyiannis & S Angelaina

    Educational blogs are currently gaining in popularity in schools and higher education institutions, and they are widely promoted as collaborative tools supporting students' active learning. However... More

    pp. 222-234

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  5. Designing Social Media for Informal Learning and Knowledge Maturing in the Digital Workplace

    A Ravenscroft, A Schmidt, J Cook & C Bradley

    This paper presents an original approach to designing social media that support informal learning in the digital workplace. It adapts design-based research to take into account the embeddedness of ... More

    pp. 235-249

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  6. Developing a Survey for Assessing Preferences in Constructivist Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environments

    P-S Tsai, C-C Tsai & G-J Hwang

    This study developed a survey to explore students' preferences in constructivist context-aware ubiquitous learning environments. A constructivist context-aware ubiquitous learning (u-learning)... More

    pp. 250-264

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  7. Investigating the Learning-Theory Foundations of Game-Based Learning: A Meta-Analysis

    W-H Wu, H-C Hsiao, P-L Wu, C-H Lin & S-H Huang

    Past studies on the issue of learning-theory foundations in game-based learning stressed the importance of establishing learning-theory foundation and provided an exploratory examination of... More

    pp. 265-279

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  8. Interaction in Asynchronous Discussion Forums: Peer Facilitation Techniques

    C S. L. Ng, W S. Cheung & K F. Hew

    Peer facilitation is proposed as a solution to counter limited interaction in asynchronous online discussions. However, there is a lack of empirical research on online peer facilitation. This study... More

    pp. 280-294

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