Special Issue "Digital Learning: Exploring the Use of Educational Technology in Educational Environments"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "Technology Enhanced Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 4302

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Robert Otto Davis
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Department of Education, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Republic of Korea
Interests: multimedia for language acquisition; multimedia design for educational purposes; virtual humans in computer-based environments; cognitive load in multimedia environments; social presence of virtual humans; virtual human gesture production and learning; virtual reality in education

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Digital technologies have greatly changed education, introducing online learning that has made education more accessible to all ages and people all over the world. The growing emphasis on educational technology continues to change traditional teaching methods and requires a continuous exploration of its effectiveness and influence on learning outcomes. This research area is growing in importance due to the increasing implementation of digital learning, especially after global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic that required a quick shift to online education. Due to the rapidly changing nature of technology, it is important that research continues to assess and evaluate the use of technology in educational environments.

The aim of this Special Issue is to explore of the use of educational technology in various educational environments. This subject aligns with the journal's scope to provide inclusive and equitable access to research. By focusing on educational technology in online and classroom environments, this Special Issue seeks to contribute to an understanding of how digital tools and platforms are shaping learning experiences, outcomes and the broader educational landscape.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • design and implementation of online courses: best practices, challenges and innovations;
  • design of multimedia environments: research on a wide range of design elements in multimedia environments;
  • the role of AI in education: the use of artificial intelligence in personalizing learning and assessment;
  • digital tools and platforms: the evaluation of existing tools and the development of new ones;
  • virtual and augmented reality: the impact of VR, AR and XR on education;
  • learning analytics: the use of data to enhance learning outcomes.

I/We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Robert Otto Davis
Guest Editor

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  • educational technology
  • online learning
  • artificial intelligence in education
  • virtual and augmented reality in education
  • digital tools and platforms
  • learning analytics
  • adaptive learning systems
  • policy and regulation in digital education
  • multimedia learning environments

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Social Media Influence on Students’ Knowledge Sharing and Learning: An Empirical Study
Educ. Sci. 2023, 13(7), 745; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13070745 - 20 Jul 2023
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Social media brought new opportunities not only for entertainment and marketing but also for knowledge sharing and learning. This research attempted to examine the effectiveness of social media as an educational tool and its impact on knowledge sharing among college and university students. [...] Read more.
Social media brought new opportunities not only for entertainment and marketing but also for knowledge sharing and learning. This research attempted to examine the effectiveness of social media as an educational tool and its impact on knowledge sharing among college and university students. The study used social cognitive and connective theories to develop a model that examines the influence of personal motivations (such as reputation) and social networking features (such as file sharing and student engagement) on information sharing. The study concluded that social media can promote knowledge sharing and can increase student motivation and performance. The findings suggest that social networking is a valuable method of information dissemination and can be used to encourage student engagement. The article also provides implications, restrictions, and future research directions for using social media in education. This study provides valuable insights for educators and institutions looking to incorporate social media into their teaching and learning strategies. Full article
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