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Educational use of social networking technology in higher education

Published on Dec 1, 2010in Teaching in Higher Education1.72
· DOI :10.1080/13562517.2010.507307
Hsiu-Ting Hung1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NKFUST: National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology),
Steve Chi-Yin Yuen8
Estimated H-index: 8
(USM: University of Southern Mississippi)
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This study explored how social networking technology can be used to supplement face-to-face courses as a means of enhancing students' sense of community and, thus, to promote classroom communities of practice in the context of higher education. Data were collected from 67 students who enrolled in four face-to-face courses at two public universities in Taiwan. Findings indicated that the majority of participants developed strong feelings of social connectedness and expressed favorable feelings regarding their learning experiences in the classes where social networking sites were used as a supplementary tool. Learner difficulties and concerns of instructors about the educational use of social media are addressed with recommendations for future research and practice.
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Art Bangert2
Estimated H-index: 2
(MSU: Montana State University)
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Angelina Russo9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Swinburne University of Technology),
Jerry Watkins9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Swinburne University of Technology),
Susan Groundwater-Smith1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Swinburne University of Technology)
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Peter Shea8
Estimated H-index: 8
(SUNY: State University of New York System),
Temi Bidjerano11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Furman University)
In this paper, several recent theoretical conceptions of technology-mediated education are examined and a study of 2159 online learners is presented. The study validates an instrument designed to measure teaching, social, and cognitive presence indicative of a community of learners within the community of inquiry (CoI) framework [Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (2000). Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education. The Internet and Higher Edu...
Published on Mar 1, 2009in Educational Media International
Charlotte N. Gunawardena19
Estimated H-index: 19
(UNM: University of New Mexico),
Mary Beth Hermans1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNM: University of New Mexico)
+ 3 AuthorsRebekah Tuttle1
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(UNM: University of New Mexico)
This paper proposes a theoretical framework as a foundation for building online communities of practice when a suite of social networking applications referred to as collective intelligence tools are utilized to develop a product or solutions to a problem. Drawing on recent developments in Web 2.0 tools, research on communities of practice and relevant theories of learning, and the authors' own action research experience in collaborative knowledge creation utilizing Web 2.0 tools, this paper dis...
Published on Dec 1, 2008in Educational Media International
Chih-Hsiung Tu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(NAU: Northern Arizona University),
Michael Blocher5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 1
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Wendy Drexler4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UF: University of Florida),
Anna Baralt1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UF: University of Florida),
Kara Dawson18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UF: University of Florida)
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Erik W. Black16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Florida College of Education),
Kara Dawson18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Florida College of Education),
Jason Priem1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Florida College of Education)
In the study of online learning community, many investigators have turned attention to automatically logged web data. This study aims to further this work by seeking to determine whether logs of student activity within online graduate level courses related to student perceptions of course community. Researchers utilized the data logging features of the Moodle learning management system and the Classroom Sense of Community Index. Results reveal that cumulative course data logs are predictive of b...
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Jessica J. Summers13
Estimated H-index: 13
(MU: University of Missouri),
Marilla D. Svinicki8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Published on Jan 1, 2007in Internet and Higher Education5.28
Robin Mason22
Estimated H-index: 22
(OU: Open University),
Frank Rennie10
Estimated H-index: 10
Abstract This paper describes the use of a range of Web 2.0 technologies to support the development of community for a newly formed Land Trust on the Isle of Lewis, in NW Scotland. The application of social networking tools in text, audio and video has several purposes: informal learning about the area to increase tourism, community interaction, ‘ownership’ of the Trust's website and pride in the local landscape. The paper provides background theory related to informal learning and Web 2.0 techn...
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Estimated H-index: 1
(International University of Monaco),
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Estimated H-index: 6
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Estimated H-index: 1
(AUS: American University of Sharjah)
Abstract Social media in higher education is becoming increasingly important both in courses' delivery and assessment. This research explores the adoption of social media as a supporting tool in undergraduate (UG) education using both educators' and students' perspectives. The first study involves a survey of 205 educators who reported their views on the importance and use of social media within their management courses. The second study consists of four focus groups, which provides insights int...
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Estimated H-index: 2
(UL: University of Limerick),
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Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Murcia),
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Estimated H-index: 6
(UL: University of Limerick)
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Estimated H-index: 13
(UNC: University of Northern Colorado)
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Cong Qi (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
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Published on Jan 29, 2019in Journal of Further and Higher Education
Brandon Brown (NYU: New York University), Joseph A. Pederson (University of Birmingham)
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