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Puvaneswary Murugaiah1
Estimated H-index: 1
Undeniably the use of web technology in language teaching and learning has advanced by leaps and bounds. It not only provides effective learning experiences to the present digitally-inclined students but also assists teachers in creating interesting content and activities as well as in monitoring and evaluating students. Teachers at all educational levels employ web technology in their teaching. However, it has been reported that its potential has not been fully reaped. This paper presents findi...
Mamoona Arshad1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LUMS: Lahore University of Management Sciences),
Muhammad Shakaib Akram1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KSU: King Saud University)
The paper investigates the impact of virtual environmental characteristics such as collaboration, communication, and resource sharing on social media adoption by the academic community at the university level. Building on the social constructivist paradigm and technology acceptance model, we propose a conceptual model to assess social media adoption in academia by incorporating collaboration, communication, and resource sharing as predictors of social media adoption, whereas perceived ease of us...
Published on Mar 1, 2017in Education and Information Technologies
Stefania Manca13
Estimated H-index: 13
(National Research Council),
Maria Ranieri14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UniFI: University of Florence)
This conceptual paper deals with some of the implications that the use of social network sites, though not originally developed and conceived for learning purposes, have for schools and academic activities when they are used as tools able to modify and innovate teaching/learning practices and academic culture. Beside the differences that characterize the two contexts, the attention that social network tools are progressively gaining in schools and higher education practices and pedagogies requir...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in The Modern Language Journal3.76
Dorothy M. Chun20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UCSB: University of California, Santa Barbara),
Bryan Smith36
Estimated H-index: 36
(ASU: Arizona State University),
Richard Kern19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of California, Berkeley)
This article offers a capacious view of technology to suggest broad principles relating technology and language use, language teaching, and language learning. The first part of the article considers some of the ways that technological media influence contexts and forms of expression and communication. In the second part, a set of heuristic questions is proposed to help guide language teachers and researchers in determining how to incorporate technology into their teaching practice or research ag...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Asia Pacific Education Review1.07
Keol Lim3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Konkuk University),
Mi Hwa Kim2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Hanyang Cyber University)
The use of virtual learning environments (VLEs) has become more common and educators recognized the potential of VLEs as educational environments. The learning community in VLEs can be a mixture of people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds. However, despite many studies about the use of virtual environments for learning, there has been little research on the perspectives of both instructors and students from different cultural backgrounds toward using a VLE. Thus, to gai...
Published on Nov 30, 2015in Educational Process: International Journal
Serife Kalayci2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Çağ University),
Kim Raymond Humiston1
Estimated H-index: 1
The purpose of this study is to investigate prep class university students’ attitudes towards collaborative tools used in Moodle. Also it was aimed to find out whether or not there is a difference in students’ attitudes towards traditional and collaborative activities. The participants of the study, 28 non-English major university students, who had three-hours of Self Access Centre lessons per week, used a virtual learning environment named ‘Moodle’ for two hours each week. In order to investiga...
Published on Sep 1, 2015in Mediterranean journal of social sciences
Waleed Mugahed Al-Rahmi8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UTM: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia),
Mohd Shahizan Othman8
Estimated H-index: 8
Lizawati Mi Yusuf5
Estimated H-index: 5
E-Learning is a fairly recent word used to define a form of learning that can be performed via websites online learning. The impact of contingent factors on the relationship between six predictors and e-learning effectiveness was investigated. The development and implementation of e-learning today has become an important phases in university. This study is centered on evaluating the e-learning effectiveness in UTM. And in this study, the critical factors affecting e-learning effectiveness were i...
Published on Jul 1, 2015in Internet and Higher Education5.28
Suraya Hamid8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Information Technology University),
Jenny Waycott18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Melbourne)
+ 1 AuthorsShanton Chang18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Melbourne)
article i nfo Article history: Accepted 27 February 2015 Available online 7 March 2015 Therecentpopularityofsocialtechnologieshasmotivatedsomeuniversitylecturerstouse themforOnlineSocial Networking (OSN) educational activities. These technologies have enormous potential to enhance the teaching and learning experience. However, there have been limited studies assessing how to effectively use social tech- nologies and what the impacts are on students' learning experience, particularly with regard ...
Nadire Cavus15
Estimated H-index: 15
(NEU: Near East University)
Abstract The technology has been advancing rapidly recently and it has become necessary to use technology in the education sector. Because of this it has become necessary to re-organize the education sector. The needs of both students and teachers are also changing. Teachers need to prepare their lecture notes in the most effective way and in the shortest time. For the students the requirement has been to remove the time and space concept and encourage them for self-study. The educational instit...
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