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Journal Issue
Volume 12 Issue 4 / Jul 2014  pp313‑410

Editor: Dr Rikke Ørngreen, Dr Karin Tweddell Levinsen

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iSELF: The development of an Internet‑Tool for Self‑Evaluation and Learner Feedback  pp313‑325

Nicolet Theunissen, Hester Stubb

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Improving Virtual Collaborative Learning through Canonical Action Research  pp326‑338

Peter Weber, Christian Lehr, Martin Gersch

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Social media, Collaboration and Social Learning … a Case‑study of Foreign Language Learning  pp339‑352

Margrethe Mondahl, Liana Razmerita

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Abstract

Abstract. Social media has created new possibilities for digitally native students to engage, interact and collaborate in learning tasks that foster learning processes and the overall learning experience. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, this article discusses experiences and challenges of using a social media‑enhanced collaborative learning environment in case‑based teaching of foreign languages. Based on social constructivismwe argue that foreign language learning is an individual as well a s collaborative process and cognitive processes underlying learning and in particular foreign language learning are facilitated by means of social media and especially for new generation of students. This article contributes to understanding of how best t o make use of social media in an educational setting and how learning may be fostered in social, collaborative knowledge construction, sharing and building. The case‑study findings indicate that collaborative learning processes that are embedded in a soci al media enhanced learning platform are supportive and conducive to successful problem‑solving which leads to successful adult foreign language learning. Furthermore, the study reports on some of the challenges in using social media and collaborative grou p work for teaching and learning at university level. 

 

Keywords: Keywords: Web 2.0, collaborative learning, foreign language learning, learning, case-based teaching, social learning, cognitive processes

 

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Pilot Program of Online Learning in Three Small High Schools: Considerations of Learning Styles  pp353‑366

Abigail Garthwait

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Impact of Multi‑media Tutorials in a Computer Science Laboratory Course … An Empirical Study  pp367‑375

Medha Dalal

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Student Online Readiness Assessment Tools: A Systematic Review Approach  pp376‑384

Farid Alem, Michel Plaisent, Prosper Bernard, Okoli Chitu

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ENTEL: A Case Study on Knowledge Networks and the Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies  pp385‑395

Paul Griffiths, Teresita Arenas

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Impact of Learner's Characteristics and Learning Behaviour on Learning Performance during a Fully Online Course  pp396‑410

Minoru Nakayama, Kouichi Mutsuura, Hiroh Yamamoto

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