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Ihmeideh, Fathi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this digital era, educational websites have become one of the important learning resources which facilitate children's learning experiences. Although the use of educational websites in supporting children's learning has progressively increased in Qatari schools, these websites are used without being evaluated in terms of their appropriateness…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Child Development, Foreign Countries, Usability
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West, Jessica A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this article, I share the ways in which New Literacies theory served as an interpretive lens to understand how the Internet as a cultural tool mediates the literacy actions of adolescents in English Language Arts classrooms. Data were drawn from a larger study in which students who were considered "at-risk" because of previous…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Literacy Education, Internet
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Buchanan, Rachel; Southgate, Erica; Smith, Shamus P.; Murray, Tiana; Noble, Brittany – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
Given that today's children are prolific users of the internet, concern has been raised about the future impact of the digital footprints they are currently generating. Here, we report on the "Best Footprint Forward" project which utilised focus groups to investigate the digital footprint awareness of 33 children (ranging in age from 10…
Descriptors: Internet, Preadolescents, Elementary School Students, Computer Use
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Tran, Kelly M. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
In this study, I discuss the need to increase girls' involvement with game design due to the numerous benefits that engaging in this practice might have. In particular, I discuss the tool Twine, an accessible and relatively easy-to-use platform for creating text-based games. I provide an overview of the tool and its potential benefits for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Preadolescents, Early Adolescents
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McDougall, Julian; Potter, John – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
This article combines research results from a range of projects with two consistent themes. Firstly, we explore the potential for curation to offer a productive metaphor for the convergence of digital media learning across and between home/lifeworld and formal educational/system-world spaces--or between the public and private spheres. Secondly, we…
Descriptors: Expertise, Media Literacy, Authors, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Dezuanni, Michael; O'Mara, Joanne; Beavis, Catherine – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
This article investigates 8-and 9-year-old girls' use of the popular game "Minecraft" at home and school, particularly the ways in which they performatively "bring themselves into being" through talk and digital production in the social spaces of the classroom and within the game's multiplayer online world. We explore how the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Females, Children, Video Games
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Beavis, Catherine; Rowan, Leonie; Dezuanni, Michael; McGillivray, Christie; O'Mara, Joanne; Prestridge, Sarah; Stieler-Hunt, Colleen; Thompson, Roberta; Zagami, Jason – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
Teachers' beliefs about what it is (or is not) possible to achieve with digital games in educational contexts will inevitably influence the decisions that they make about how, when, and for what specific purposes they will bring these games into their classrooms. They play a crucial role in both shaping and responding to the complex contextual…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Video Games, Mixed Methods Research
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Cloonan, Anne; Hutchison, Kirsten; Paatsch, Louise – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
In line with global trends, Australian educational policy emphatically recognises the need for contemporary learners to be digitally literate, with provision of "one-to-one" devices to individual learners in schools a major implementation strategy. However, without teacher commitment, the benefits of such investment in one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Role
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Nusir, Sawsan; Alsmadi, Izzat; Al-Kabi, Mohammed; Sharadgah, Fatima – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
The continuous inventions and evolutions in all information technology fields open new channels and opportunities to enhance teaching and educational methods. On one side, these may improve the abilities of educators to present information in interactive and media-enhanced formats relative to traditional methods. This may help students or learners…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interaction, Teaching Methods
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Dharankar, Madhavi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Countries like India are engaged in exploring appropriate ways of tackling the urgent problem of educating their large and growing populations in relatively little time and with limited resources. Against this background, achieving universal primary education is a major concern. If this Millennium Development Goal is to be achieved, the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Grimley, Mick – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Recent developments in digital technology have resulted in the unprecedented uptake of digital technology engagement as a leisure-time pursuit across the age span. This has resulted in the speculation that such use of digital technology is responsible for changes in cognition and learning behaviour. This study investigated two groups of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Research Skills
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Turvey, Keith – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
This article argues that to understand how new technologies and media can become co-agents in the process of pedagogical change, we first need to understand teachers' complex relationship with new technologies and media in both their personal and their professional lives. A conceptual framework is delineated for constructing a complex narrative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Cognitive Processes, Educational Technology
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Hansbol, MIkala; Meyer, Bente – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article takes as its point of departure a language project which is a subproject under the larger ongoing (2007-2011) research project Serious Games on a Global Market Place. The language project follows how the virtual universe known as Mingoville (http://www.mingoville.com) becomes an actor in English education for beginners. The virtual…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Simulated Environment, Role
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Casey, Leo; Bruce, Bertram C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article elaborates on the Inquiry Cycle as an appropriate model of learning for the digitally enhanced classroom. Its goal is to provide a useful link between theory and pedagogic practice. This involves taking a new look at the concept of digital literacy. The authors propose a conceptual framework connecting classroom practices and elements…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Classrooms
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students
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