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Murphy, Victoria L.; Coiro, Julie; Kiili, Carita – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
Online inquiry, or using the Internet to generate questions and then search for, analyse, and synthesise information about these questions, is an essential part of digital literacy. However, processes involved in online inquiry are substantially complex. Prior research suggests that digital platforms can scaffold online inquiry processes.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jones, Ann – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
Conole and Alevizou's social media typology (Conole and Alevizou, 2010) includes amongst its ten categories: media sharing; conversational arenas and chat; social networking and blogging. These are all media with which language learners are increasingly engaging (Lamy and Zourou, 2013). Social networking tools, in particular, which encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Welsh, Informal Education, Learning Strategies
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Mihailidis, Paul; Cohen, James N. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
In today's hypermedia landscape, youth and young adults are increasingly using social media platforms, online aggregators and mobile applications for daily information use. Communication educators, armed with a host of free, easy-to-use online tools, have the ability to create dynamic approaches to teaching and learning about information and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Media Literacy, Internet
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Alvarez, Inma – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
During 2012, the Dance Department at the University of Surrey developed a set of Open Educational Resources with a Creative Commons license (Attribution, Non- Commercial, Share Alike) for dance studies as part of the JISC-funded project Contexts, Culture and Creativity: Enriching E-learning in Dance (CCC:EED) see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Internet, Dance
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Pearce, Nick; Learmonth, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This paper details a case study of using Pinterest as an educational resource in an introductory anthropology course. Its use was evaluated through the data provided by the platform itself and focus groups. This evaluation found that Pinterest was a popular and useful tool for developing curated multimedia resources to support students' learning.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anthropology, Internet, Social Networks
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Ravenscroft, Andrew; Boyle, Tom – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2010
This article considers projects in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) that have focussed on designing digital tools that stimulate and support dialogue rich learning. These have emphasised collaborative thinking and meaning making in a rich and varied range of educational contexts. Technically, they have exploited AI, CSCL and HCI techniques, and…
Descriptors: Socialization, Computer Mediated Communication, Semantics, Computer Software
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Brasher, Andrew; McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
This paper describes how digital talking books (DTBs) with embedded functionality for learners can be generated from content structured according to the OU OpenLearn schema. It includes examples showing how a software transformation developed from open source components can be used to remix OpenLearn content, and discusses issues concerning the…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Educational Resources, Costs, Web Sites
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Glotzbach, Ronald J.; Mohler, James L.; Radwan, Jaime E. – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
Today's post-secondary students are technologically savvy and they expect faculty to use myriad web technologies for course delivery. This includes taking advantage of email, course web sites, and online learning communities. However, expectations now also include RSS, blogs, web- and pod-casting, extending the classroom experience to provide…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Internet, Distance Education
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San Diego, Jonathan P.; McAndrew, Patrick – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
Two small studies, one an "eye-tracking" study and the other a "remote observation" study, have been conducted to investigate ways to identify two kinds of online learner interactions: users flicking through the web pages in "browsing" action, and users engaging with the content of a page in "learning"…
Descriptors: Observation, Flow Charts, Eye Movements, Use Studies
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Little, Alex; Denham, Chris; Eisenstadt, Marc – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
"Elearning2.0" promises to harness the power of three of today's most disruptive technologies: social software, elearning, and Web2.0. Our own work in this disruptive space takes as a starting premise that social networking is critical for learning: finding the right person can be more important than "scouring the web for an answer" particularly…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Learning Experience, Internet, Social Networks
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dos Santos, Andreia Inamorato – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
This paper proposes Critical Discourse Analysis (Fairclough, 2000) as a tool for identifying the various discourses that can be found in the provision of open educational resources. The argument will be built upon the concept of a "flat world", a powerful metaphor used by Friedman in his famous book "The World is Flat" (2005). The discussion will…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Discourse Analysis, Access to Education, Educational Resources
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Wolfenden, Freda – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
This paper offers a review of the origins, design strategy and implementation plans of the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) research and development programme. The programme is working to develop new models of teacher education, particularly school based training, including the creation of a programme webspace and an extensive bank…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Program Development
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van der Baaren, John; Schuwer, Robert; Kirschner, Paul; Hendriks, Maaike – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
Making educational materials freely available on the web can be seen as a noble enterprise in itself but as a way to address the call for people to become lifelong learners. The world is rapidly changing, requiring us to continuously update our knowledge and skills. A problem with this approach to lifelong learning is that the free materials that…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Lifelong Learning, Educational Environment, Internet
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Conole, Grainne; Weller, Martin – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
The paper will argue that adopting a learning design methodology may provide a vehicle for enabling better design and reuse of Open Educational Resources (OERs). It will describe a learning design methodology, which is being developed and implemented at the Open University in the UK. The aim is to develop a "pick and mix" learning design…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Learning Activities, Course Evaluation, Focus Groups
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Lawler, Cormac – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2008
It is proposed that action research is an appropriate methodology for studying wikis, and is akin to research "the wiki way". This proposal is contextualised within the case of Wikiversity, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. A framework for a participative research project is outlined, and challenges and implications of such a…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Program Descriptions, Participatory Research
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