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  1. Character Journaling through Social Networks: Exemplifying Tenets of the New Literacy Studies

    John Wesley White & Holly Hungerford-Kresser

    Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 57, No. 8 (May 2014) pp. 642–654

    Countering reactionary attempts to ban social media from schools is a strong research based rationale for bringing social media into the literacy classroom. When used as a medium to explore... More

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  2. The Zones of Proximal and Distal Development in Chinese Language Studies with the Use of Wikis

    Esyin Chew & Seong Lin Ding

    Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 30, No. 2 (2014) pp. 184–201

    Educational practitioners in the higher education institutions of the UK have increasingly promoted the use of wikis. The technology enhanced learning experience of the UK was transferred to a... More

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  3. Social Networking as a Platform for Role-Playing Scientific Case Studies

    Andrea M. Geyer

    Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91, No. 3 (March 2014)

    This work discusses the design and implementation of two online case studies in a face-to-face general chemistry course. The case studies were integrated into the course to emphasize the need for... More

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  4. Teaching Writing to Middle School Students: A National Survey

    Steve Graham, Andrea Capizzi, Karen R. Harris, Michael Hebert & Paul Morphy

    Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 27, No. 6 (July 2014) pp. 1015–1042

    A random sample of language arts, social studies, and science middle school teachers from the United States were surveyed about their preparation to teach writing, beliefs about responsibilities... More

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  5. The Structure and Characteristics of #PhDChat, an Emergent Online Social Network

    Kasey C. Ford, George Veletsianos & Paul Resta

    Designing for Innovation around OER Vol. 2014, No. 1 (2014)

    #PhDChat is an online network of individuals that has its roots to a group of UK doctoral students who began using Twitter in 2010 to hold discussions. Since then, the network around #PhDchat has... More

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  6. Mining Learning Social Networks for Cooperative Learning with Appropriate Learning Partners in a Problem-Based Learning Environment

    Chih-Ming Chen & Chia-Cheng Chang

    Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 1 (2014) pp. 97–124

    Many studies have identified web-based cooperative learning as an increasingly popular educational paradigm with potential to increase learner satisfaction and interactions. However, peer-to-peer... More

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  7. A Dynamic Analysis of Why Learners Develop a Preference for Autonomous Learners in Computer-Mediated Communication

    Bart Rienties, Dirk Tempelaar, Bas Giesbers, Mien Segers & Wim Gijselaers

    Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 5 (2014) pp. 631–648

    A large number of studies in CMC have assessed how social interaction, processes and learning outcomes are intertwined. The present research explores how the degree of self-determination of... More

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  8. Community Indicators: A Framework for Observing and Supporting Community Activity on Cloudworks

    Rebecca Galley, Gráinne Conole & Panagiota Alevizou

    Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 22, No. 3 (2014) pp. 373–395

    Cloudworks ( is a social networking site designed for sharing, finding and discussing learning and teaching ideas and experiences. Design and development of the site has been based... More

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  9. Meeting Professional Competencies through Specialized Distance Education: The McMaster University Addiction Studies Program

    Rick Csiernik & Christie McGaghran

    Journal of Teaching in Social Work Vol. 33, No. 4 (2013) pp. 566–577

    Historically, addiction has been an area in which Canadian social workers have received limited formal education. This reality led to the development of 18 core technical competencies through the... More

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  10. Cost Analysis of a Distance Education MSW Program

    Rebecca L. Stotzer, Keith Fujikawa, Jill Sur & Pam Arnsberger

    Journal of Teaching in Social Work Vol. 33, No. 4 (2013) pp. 357–368

    The use of technology to facilitate education and the provision of an entire higher education degree has exploded in the last two decades. Social work educators have been a part of that trend and... More

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  11. Teaching Students How to Integrate and Assess Social Networking Tools in Marketing Communications

    Regina Pefanis Schlee & Katrin R. Harich

    Marketing Education Review Vol. 23, No. 3 (2013) pp. 209–223

    This research is based on two studies that focus on teaching students how to integrate and assess social networking tools in marketing communications. Study 1 examines how students in marketing... More

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  12. Comparison of Student and Instructor Perceptions of Social Presence

    Kathleen Mathieson & Joan S. Leafman

    Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 2014)

    As enrollment in online courses continues to grow and online education is increasingly recognized as an established instructional mode, the unique challenges posed by this learning environment... More

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  13. Online Instructor's Use of Audio Feedback to Increase Social Presence and Student Satisfaction

    Laura Portolese Dias & Robert Trumpy

    Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 2 (May 2014)

    This study investigates the impact of written group feedback, versus audio feedback, based upon four student satisfaction measures in the online classroom environment. Undergraduate students in the... More

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  14. Using Evidence-Based Multimedia to Improve Vocabulary Performance of Adolescents With LD: A UDL Approach

    Michael J. Kennedy, Cathy Newman Thomas, J Patrick Meyer, Kat D. Alves & John Wills Lloyd

    Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 71–86

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is commonly used for guiding the construction and delivery of instruction intended to support all students. In this study, we used a related ... More

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  15. Social Question and Answer Services versus Library Virtual Reference: Evaluation and Comparison from the Users' Perspective

    Yin Zhang & Shengli Deng

    Information Research: An International Electronic Journal Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 2014)

    Introduction: In recent years, the introduction of social question and answer services and other Internet tools have expanded the ways in which people have their questions answered. There has been ... More

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  16. The Use of Online Strategies and Social Media for Research Dissemination in Education

    Amanda Cooper

    Education Policy Analysis Archives Vol. 22, No. 8 (Sep 01, 2014)

    Alongside a growing interest in knowledge mobilization (trying to increase the connection between research, policy and practice) there has been a transformation of how knowledge is produced,... More

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  17. Dissecting an Online Intervention for Cancer Survivors: Four Exploratory Analyses of Internet Engagement and Its Effects on Health Status and Health Behaviors

    Zhenghao Chen, Pang Wei Koh, Philip L. Ritter, Kate Lorig, Erin O'Carroll Bantum & Suchi Saria

    Health Education & Behavior Vol. 42, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 32–45

    The Internet has been used extensively to offer health education content and also for social support. More recently, we have seen the advent of Internet-based health education interventions that... More

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  18. Enhancing Socially Shared Regulation in Collaborative Learning Groups: Designing for CSCL Regulation Tools

    Sanna Järvelä, Paul A. Kirschner, Ernesto Panadero, Jonna Malmberg, Chris Phielix, Jos Jaspers, Marika Koivuniemi & Hanna Järvenoja

    Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 63, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 125–142

    For effective computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), socially shared regulation of learning (SSRL) is necessary. To this end, this article extends the idea first posited by Järvelä and... More

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  19. Social Network Analysis in E-Learning Environments: A Preliminary Systematic Review

    Karina L. Cela, Miguel Ángel Sicilia & Salvador Sánchez

    Educational Psychology Review Vol. 27, No. 1 (March 2015) pp. 219–246

    E-learning occupies an increasingly prominent place in education. It provides the learner with a rich virtual network where he or she can exchange ideas and information and create synergies through... More

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  20. Exploring the Roles of Social Participation in Mobile Social Media Learning: A Social Network Analysis

    Helmi Norman, Faculty of Science and Technology Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole Dorset BH12 5BB United Kingdom; Norazah Nordin & Rosseni Din, Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia; Mohamad Ally, Center for Distance Education Athabasca University; Huseyin Dogan, School of Design, Engineering, and Computing Faculty of Science and Technology Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole Dorset BH12 5BB

    The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 4 (Nov 02, 2015)

    Social media is increasingly becoming an essential platform for social connectivity in our daily lives. The availability of mobile technology has further fueled its importance – making it a... More