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Zhang, Jingjing; Sziegat, Hongmei; Perris, Kirk; Zhou, Chenchen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper presents an analysis of the conceptualization of massive open online courses (MOOCs) by major influencers in Chinese higher education. Using critical discourse analysis, predominantly from university resources, a map of the discursive construction of MOOCs is presented and interpreted. The centralized orientation of decision making in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Goodyear, Victoria A.; Armour, Kathleen M.; Wood, Hannah – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
Young people's engagement with digital health technologies is dominated by risk narratives. Yet, there are very limited understandings, from the perspectives of young people, about the health-related issues and opportunities generated by digital health technologies. This article presents new evidence on the types of health-related apps and devices…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Role, Information Technology, Adolescent Attitudes
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Muls, Jaël; Triquet, Karen; Vlieghe, Joachim; De Backer, Free; Zhu, Chang; Lombaerts, Koen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This study examines the role of social networking sites on the learning processes, teaching practices and professional development of secondary school teachers. By conducting observations and in-depth interviews with active participants, we present an ethnographic study of the "Facebook" group "Teaching ideas secondary…
Descriptors: Social Media, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Kahne, Joseph; Bowyer, Benjamin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
Online environments are now central to political life, especially for young people. They are prominent contexts for activities that include: fundraising, political debate, sharing political perspectives, mobilizing individuals and groups to act, and applying pressure to governments, corporations, and nonprofits. Much of this online politically…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Politics, Civics, Computer Mediated Communication
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Gilje, Øystein; Silseth, Kenneth – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
In this article, we use a model for games and literacy to explore how one FIFA gamer worked across contexts. Previously, this model has been used to address the role of computer and video games in the teaching of literacy in the subject of English. In the current article, we combine this model with a learning lives perspective, which builds on the…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Literacy Education, Transfer of Training, Teaching Methods
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Melander Bowden, Helen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This article explores children's development of problem-solving practices through multimodal engagements in digital activities. The study is based on analyses of a video recorded peer group activity in which two children, within the context of a project on computational thinking using the software "Scratch," collaboratively work to solve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Problem Solving
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Jackson, Helen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper positions the photographic image of the self (the 'selfie') as the reflexive indicator on which students are prompted to reveal their learning behaviours, and uses this mode of reflexivity to construct a qualitative study of engagement in a higher education setting. The study leverages the intensified processes of self --reflection…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Photography, Learner Engagement, College Students
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Bayne, Sian; Connelly, Louise; Grover, Claire; Osborne, Nicola; Tobin, Richard; Beswick, Emily; Rouhani, Lilinaz – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper considers the social value of anonymity in online university student communities, through the presentation of research which tracked the final year of life of the social media application Yik Yak. Yik Yak was an anonymous, geosocial mobile application launched in 2013 which, at its peak in 2014, was used by around two million students…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Students, Social Media, Computer Software
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Manolev, Jamie; Sullivan, Anna; Slee, Roger – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper critically examines the ways in which ClassDojo is altering the disciplinary landscape in schools through the datafication of discipline and student behaviour. ClassDojo is one of the most popular and successful educational technologies and is used internationally. It is a school-based social media platform that incorporates a gamified…
Descriptors: Discipline, Student Behavior, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Macgilchrist, Felicitas – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
As digital data become increasingly central to education, hopes for educational equity are pinned more strongly on educational technology providers. This paper examines the data practices of edtech providers who are not simply making token gestures towards justice and equality. Drawing on ethnographic interviews and Berlant's notion of cruel…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnography, Data Analysis, Equal Education
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Bradbury, Alice – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper examines processes of datafication in early childhood education (ECE) settings for children from birth-five years in England and how this relates to increased formalisation. Unusually, ECE in England includes a standardised curriculum and formative and statutory assessments; thus it has been described as subject to both datafication and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Ratner, Helene; Andersen, Bjarke Lindsø; Madsen, Simon Ryberg – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
Datafication of student learning has carved out an influential space for public and private actors who design technologies for visualizing data. As data visualizations shape how teachers' interpret data, they are powerful devices. This paper examines how teachers get configured as data users in the making of Danish national test data…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests
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Jones, Kyle M. L.; McCoy, Chase – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
In this article, we argue that the contributions of documentation studies can provide a useful framework for analyzing the datafication of students due to emerging learning analytics (LA) practices. Specifically, the concepts of individuals being 'made into' data and how that data is 'considered as' can help to frame vital questions concerning the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Documentation, Guidelines, Data Collection
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Williamson, Ben; Piattoeva, Nelli – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
New data-driven technologies appear to promise a new era of accuracy and objectivity in scientifically-informed educational policy and governance. The data-scientific objectivity sought by education policy, however, is the result of practices of standardization and quantification deployed to settle controversies about the definition and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Accuracy, Educational Policy, Governance
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Henry, Jade Vu; Oliver, Martin; Winters, Niall – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This theoretical paper argues that Feminist Science and Technology Studies (FSTS) can help advance the emancipatory project in critical Ed Tech research. To support this claim, we deploy Tsing's concept of 'scale-making projects' (2005. "Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection." Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press) to connect…
Descriptors: Feminism, Educational Technology, Educational Research, Telecommunications
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