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Kidd, Terry T.; Carpenter, B. Stephen, II – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2014
This paper serves as an exploration into the landscape of social media use in educational research as it relates to urban youth in the United States. Initially, a social and learning context is provided that situates the implications social media may have for urban youth within formal and informal educational spaces. The paper offers a discussion…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Urban Youth, Informal Education, Conventional Instruction
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Rubin, Jim – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
WebQuests have been a popular alternative for collaborative group work that utilizes internet resources, but studies have questioned how effective they are in challenging students to use higher order thinking processes that involve creative problem solving. This article explains how different levels of inquiry relate to categories of learning…
Descriptors: Internet, Problem Solving, Creativity, Computer Uses in Education
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Casey, Gail – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
This article reports on part of the author's PhD action research study. It examines the complexity of features that social media and Web 2.0 offer when combined with face-to-face teaching and learning. Action research was used to help redesign the learning programs of XXX's thirteen Middle Years classes over an eighteen month period. These…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interaction, Internet, Web Sites
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Huntington, Heidi; Worrell, Tracy – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
Studies show that use of computer-based information communication technologies (ICTs) can have positive impacts on student motivation and learning. The present study examines the issue of ICT adoption in the classroom by expanding the Technology Acceptance Model to identify factors that contribute to teacher acceptance and use of these…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Use Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Performance Factors
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Savi, Christine Opitz; Savenye, Wilhelmina; Rowland, Cynthia – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
Web accessibility has become a paramount concern in providing equal access to audiences of all abilities. Unless web accessibility is supported and employed, the internet does not deliver worldwide access as it was intended. This study engaged 60 students in a secondary school setting in order to identify the navigational effectiveness and…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Web Sites, Adolescents, Learning Modules
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Taylor, Pamela G.; Carpenter, B. Stephen, II – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2005
Teaching for understanding is a traditional goal in education that is enhanced through what curriculum theorists Wiggins and McTighe (1998) called "uncovering." In this article the authors describe the ways that interactive computer technology--hypertext--facilitates this act of "uncovering" as students try out ideas, formulate questions, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Educational Technology, Hypermedia