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Global Learn Vol. 2011, No. 1 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 360–364
Social media such as Twitter helps engage learners and promotes interation wth course content. Twitter allows learners and educators to interact via “tweets” via Smartphones, laptops, or any device with internet access. This presentation will...
World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications Vol. 2014, No. 1 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 1016–1017
Doctoral attrition rates in the United States range from 40 – 70% (Berelson, 1960; Council of Graduate Schools Ph.D. Completion Project, 2007); and the problem of attrition is even more grave in the online environment (Rovai, 2002a). This...
Technologies that Assist in Online Group Work: A Comparison of Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaboration Technologies on Students’ Learning and Community
World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications Vol. 2014, No. 1 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 672–677
While the benefits of online group work completed using asynchronous CMC technology is documented, researchers have identified a number of challenges that result in ineffective and unsuccessful online group work. Fewer channels of communication and...
Of Student Teachers and Avatars: Working Towards an Effective Model for Geographically Distributed Learning Communities of Pre-Service Educators Using Virtual Worlds
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Vol. 2010, No. 1 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 423–427
This paper constitutes a report on an in-progress research endeavor, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods of research, on using virtual world technologies for building distance-based learning communities of pre-service teacher...