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On the Design of Social Media for Learning
(social sciences, 2014-08-08)
This paper presents two conceptual models that we have developed for understanding ways that social media can support learning. One model relates to the “social” aspect of social media, describing the different ways that ...
Agoraphobia and the modern learner.
(Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014-03)
Read/write social technologies enable rich pedagogies that centre on sharing and constructing content but have two notable weaknesses. Firstly, beyond the safe, nurturing environment of closed groups, students participating ...
A Framework for Interaction and Cognitive Engagement in Connectivist Learning Contexts
Interaction has always been highly valued in education, especially in distance education (Moore, 1989; Anderson, 2003; Chen, 2004a; Woo & Reeves, 2007; Wang, 2013; Conrad, in press). It has been associated with motivation ...
The Distant Crowd: Transactional Distance And New Social Media Literacies.
(International Journal of Learning and Media, 2014)
Sociality is not just a cultural phenomenon but is embedded in our genes as eusocial creatures (E. O.Wilson 2012). Learning is an innately social activity, and the processes of teaching, the passing of knowledge from one ...
Student Perceptions of Teaching Presence, Social Presence, and Cognitive Presence in a Virtual World
(Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 2011-09)
Presence - or having a sense of active participation - in distance education has increased with the expanding use of and affordances of communications technologies. Virtual worlds have been on the forefront of popular ...
Empirical Research on Learners' Perceptions: Interaction Equivalency Theorem in Blended Learning
(European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010-04-27)
This paper reports on an empirical research on the Interaction Equivalency Theorem posited by Anderson (2003a), consisting of the three elements of teacher-student-content interaction. Using an authordeveloped survey, ...
Mobile Wellness Innovation: Qi Gong App to Improve Wellness and Cognitive Resiliency in Older Adults
(Facet Publishing, 2015)
This pilot project explored the utility of a mobile health and wellness app to older adults interested in using low impact exercise as a protective factor against memory and mood loss. While it is known that exercise is a ...
Mobile Learning Innovation in Information Literacy Skills Training
The Mobile Information Literacy (MIL) tool is a user-friendly literacy app to help university students hone their information literacy skills through mobile technology.
"Mobilising" web sites at open university: The Athabasca University experience
(MLearn 2012, 2012-03)
This mobile implementation study provides a general idea of how existing Athabasca University sites work with the tested mobile devices and identifies the underlying issues as to why they work that way. Factors considered ...
Digital resilience in higher education
Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected by new technologies, and ...