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University of Akron, Ohio
University of Akron
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 15, No. 2 (2012) pp. 271–285
This study is aimed to explore the social nature of membership in an online community of practice (NETwork, Nurturing Elementary Teachers' work) whose purpose is to support pre-service and in-service teachers with a collaborative virtual space for...
Levels and Patterns of Participation and Social Interaction in an Online Learning Community for Learning to Teach
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 2 (2011) pp. 191–239
This study investigates how pre-service and in-service teachers participate in an online community for learning to teach. Members’ levels and patterns of participation and social interaction were examined via social network analysis of activity logs ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2455–2460
Abstract. This study is a needs assessment of exploring teachers' needs in an online learning community that assists teachers' observational skills training. A qualitative study was conducted in 2004. The findings indicated teachers really need...
How an Online Teacher Community Supports Teachers' Professional Development: eTRAIN Online Teacher Community
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1473–1479
This paper is aimed to understand how online learning community of practice supports teachers’ professional development, especially how pre-service teachers benefit from the interaction with other teaching professionals in the online learning...
Using Video-based Conferencing to Enhance an Online Community of Teaching Practice: Best Practices for e-Moderators
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 2347–2352
Abstract: This paper reports the preliminary findings of a study conducted on undergraduate pre-service teachers enrolled in an online learning community provided with asynchronous and synchronous technologies to support their professional...
The relationship between learning satisfaction and social ability in completely online learning courses
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1941–1947
The relationship between learning satisfaction and social ability factors were explored using multivariate analysis of variance among 83 students in completely online learning courses. Results indicate that those with higher learning satisfaction...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2180–2185
Online courses are increasing rapidly in the higher education. The faculty who are used to teaching in traditional face-to-face classes might not know how to prepare the material of online courses and solve online students' problems. Kashy,...
Topics: Teaching Methods
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2389–2393
Abstract. Online education has become an increasingly pervasive modality in university instruction and learning. Much research has been done on the review of the course management systems, such as Blackboard and WebCT, also much has been done on the ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 1202–1211
This study aims to build new knowledge about students’ social interaction during online learning using the joint perspective of activity theory and social ability. Based upon the joint framework of activity theory and social ability, a set of serial ...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 43, No. 2 (2010) pp. 225–258
The purpose of this study was to understand how teachers participate in and benefit from an online community of practice (NETwork) for learning to teach. Dependent-samples t-tests were employed to examine the significant differences of members'...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2449–2454
Abstract: Dourish and Bellotti (1992) defined awareness as "an understanding of the activities of others, which provides context for your own activity." Knowing who is around, what is happening, and how the things are going is critical in...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 11, No. 3 (2008) pp. 198–215
Based on a framework emphasizing the social nature of learning, this research examines a model of how social constructs affect satisfaction within online learning using path analysis for students in higher education. The social constructs evaluated...
Exploring the Effects of Web-Mediated Socially-Shared Regulation of Learning and Experience-Based Learning on Improving Students' Learning
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 6 (2018) pp. 815–826
The application of online learning and educational technologies in higher education has changed teaching methods, the channels of delivering learning materials, and modes of communication between teachers and students. This study is aimed to improve ...
Exploring the relationships between students' academic motivation and social ability in online learning environments
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 9, No. 4 (2006) pp. 277–286
This research explicates the construct of social ability and describes the relationship between students' academic motivation and social ability in online learning environments. Findings reveal perceived peers social presence, perceived written...
Social Computing Research Group; Xinxin Huang; Christiana Kumalasari; Piyanan Nuankhieo; Demei Shen; Bosung Kim; I-Chun Tsai; Pei-Ju Liu; Paul Turner; Chris Amelung; David Reid; James Laffey
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 613–620
This study explored the social nature of online learning in a computer management system (CMS). Based on Wenger's (1998) social theory of learning and an awareness framework for online collaborative learning proposed by Carroll et al, (2003), a four-...