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Barden, Owen – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article discusses the combination of methods used in a study of the use of Facebook as an educational resource by a class of five students at a sixth-form college in north-west England. Through a project in which teacher-researcher and student-participants co-constructed a Facebook group page about the students' scaffolded research into…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Foreign Countries
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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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Zuiker, Steven J. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
As an example of design-based research, this case study describes and analyses the enactment of a collaborative drawing and animation studio in a Singapore secondary school art classroom. The design embodies principles of visual culture art education and new media literacies in order to organize transitions in the settings of participation and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary Schools, Art Education, Cooperative Learning
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Korobkova, Ksenia A.; Black, Rebecca W. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article focuses on learning and identity-related practices of young female fans of a popular British boy band called One Direction. Drawing on qualitative inquiry into a fanfiction community formed around the band, analysis highlights (a) the literate work fans engage in, including writing, reading, critiquing, and collaborating on multimodal…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Rock Music, Inquiry, Qualitative Research
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Johnson, Martin – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This project uses the community of practice metaphor to explore some of the discursive characteristics of learning that take place when a group of United Kingdom-based professional examiners engage in joint-work activity in both face-to-face and remote computer-mediated communication contexts. Professional examiners are all subject experts, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Examiners, Expertise
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Lawton, Bessie; Foeman, Anita; Thompsen, Philip – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
Improvements in educational technology in the past couple of decades have led institutions of higher learning to encourage and implement various types of distance education courses. This article reports on the conversion process of a face-to-face Intercultural Communication class at a mid-Atlantic university in the USA. First, the impetus for its…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Educational Technology, Distance Education, College Students
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Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Comstock, Sharon L.; Bruce, Bertram C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing informatics and visualization tools are two successful ways to achieve this. This article is based on rich data collected over eight years from middle…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Science, Middle Schools
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Otrel-Cass, Kathrin; Khoo, Elaine; Cowie, Bronwen – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
Networked learning environments that embed the essence of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework utilise pedagogies that encourage dialogic practices. This can be of significance for classroom teaching across all curriculum areas. In science education, networked environments are thought to support student investigations of scientific problems,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Networks, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Gourlay, Lesley – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The nature of time has been considered in some depth within philosophy and social theory, while theoreticians have also explored interrelationships between temporality, artefacts and social process. However, the notion of time in mainstream educational theory and research has arguably been regarded as fixed, naturalised, undifferentiated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time, Educational Technology, Graduate Students
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Khoo, Elaine; Cowie, Bronwen – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
Time takes on a different character when online teachers take advantage of the possibilities for interactions occurring over different scales of time. Online teachers' pedagogical link-making can help students see links between ideas across individual postings so that meaning making becomes cumulative and progressive. This article reports on a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Graduate School Faculty, Educational Research
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Acar, Adam – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This study experimentally manipulated the way students submit their assignments and tested the number of new words that are learned in each condition. The results showed that students who submitted their assignments through Facebook learned as much as those who submitted their assignment in a traditional way. In the light of these findings, we can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Assignments, Intermode Differences
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Ali, Zarqa S. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The aim of the study is to explore Pakistani university students' use of the Internet in their studies and their perceptions of online academic life. Findings show that Internet use for academic purposes has both positive and negative aspects. There is a gender difference in Pakistani students' perceptions about the use of the Internet in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Mehrpouyan, Azadeh; Razavi, Ghassem Khadem – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
This article focuses on the legal rules of intellectual property rights (IPR) in networked e-learning. Its purpose is to act as an awareness-raising device about IPR, especially in the public-sector e-learning community in the UK, by describing the relevant aspects of IPR, providing legal guidance on IPR in e-learning, especially on the use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Intellectual Property
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Abu-Alruz, Jamal – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine the level of Facebook use in education in one public university located in the middle part of Jordan. A sample of 189 undergraduate students enrolled in the science education courses participated in the study by responding to a questionnaire composed of 15 items. The results of the study indicated that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, College Science, Student Experience
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Morais, Eduardo; Morais, Carla; Paiva, João – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The present study seeks to become a positive contribution to the research and development of e-learning systems by conducting an exploratory evaluation of the opinions of the academic community of the University of Porto about various technical and social dimensions present in the conception and deployment of learning management systems, both in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Misconceptions, College Students, Student Surveys
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