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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 326–329
This paper provides initial data analysis of an informal adult online community. Group profile indicated a diverse group comprised of people of varying age, English proficiency, occupations, online experience, and pointed to a less Internet-engaged...
Sharing knowledge and building communities: A narrative of the formation, development and sustainability of OOPS
(2006) pp. 1–308
This narrative inquiry (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000) documented the formation, development, and sustainability of an online community called OOPS (Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System) originally formed in February 2004 to translate the MIT...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 57, No. 2 (March 2013) pp. 39–45
This qualitative case study examined Twitter use by undergraduate and graduate students in three classes. Previous studies have shown that while some faculty use Twitter, few are incorporating it into classes despite many recommendations for such...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 2855–2862
This literature review and survey research investigated the characteristics of adult users of the online video sharing site YouTube. Survey respondents reported on their ownership of hardware devices, Web 2.0 activities and social network activities,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2008–2015
In the rapidly changing context of highly ubiquitous mobile technologies, past assumptions about technology use and adoption within early childhood education are continuously evolving. This case study examines a two-year project on implementing...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 344–351
Discussion forums are the heart of asynchronous online courses; many factors go into their design. After witnessing students delay in making required discussion board posts until just before the deadline, the authors postulated that a two-deadline...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 190–199
This research reports the preliminary findings of a mobile applications (apps) scavenger hunt activity. Thirteen graduate students in a mobile learning seminar class searched for educational mobile apps based on a wish list created by 20 client...
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Vol. 4, No. 4 (2011) pp. 327–339
This study was conducted to better understand Wikibookian apprenticeship and identity as well as the environment or community they operate in. Our initial study explored the basic demographics, purpose and goals, ownership, collaborative work...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3689–3697
This is the second of a two-part study of the Wikibookian community. Our initial study explored the basic demographics, purpose and goals, ownership, collaborative work experiences, successes and failures, and advantages and disadvantages of...
Understanding Chinese-Speaking Open Courseware Users: A Case Study on User Engagement in an Open Courseware Portal in Taiwan (Opensource Opencourse Prototype System)
Open Learning Vol. 27, No. 2 (2012) pp. 169–182
The open educational resource (OER) movement has reached a critical mass due to recent technology advancements. In Taiwan, to overcome the language barrier, the Opensource Opencourse Prototype System (OOPS) plays a significant role in enabling...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (December 2009) pp. 126–135
Wikis have the potential to change learning environments from traditional knowledge transmission models to knowledge transformative ones where students generate, share, and reshape knowledge. In this three-part study, graduate students created...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2225–2233
Advances in computer technology are changing the face of education. With the growth of online education, each year additional teachers are using some form of media allowing them to communicate with and present content to members of their classes. In ...