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Simpson, Jane; Wigglesworth, Gillian – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
The diversity of language in Australia in pre-invasion times is well attested, with at least 300 distinct languages being spoken along with many dialects. At that time, many Indigenous people were multilingual, often speaking at least four languages. Today many of these languages have been lost, with fewer than 15 being learned by children as a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Nonstandard Dialects, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Singh, Harpreet; Miah, Shah Jahan – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Mobile technologies have created enormous opportunities for improving information delivery and dissemination processes among individuals. While studies of the mobile-based technologies in health and businesses have been proliferated, research on mobile applications for education are still at its emergent stage, however, for developing user-centric…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Systems, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Flavell, Helen; Harris, Courtenay; Price, Connie; Logan, Emma; Peterson, Sunila – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This paper describes an exploratory case study investigating the capacity of a multidisciplinary approach to academic development, to empower adaptive responses to ongoing technological change impacting on teaching practice. A quasi-experimental design with an intervention group (n=22) and a comparative control group (n=7) was adopted. Pre and…
Descriptors: Teacher Empowerment, Interdisciplinary Approach, Electronic Learning, Technological Advancement
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Gordon, Tom; Georgiou, Helen; Cornish, Scott; Sharma, Majula – Teaching Science, 2019
Smartphones are increasingly used in schools to achieve a number of educational outcomes; from developing measurement skills to enabling collaborative learning. When used as a measurement device in science classrooms, a few questions emerge. How good are the measurement capabilities of smartphones? Can smartphones lead to a more positive learning…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Johnson, Nicola F. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
New media has enabled users to informally learn, consume, create and produce in many different ways and forms at (almost) any time. In 2013, Papacharissi and Easton further theorised Bourdieu's notion of habitus to embrace new media in the 21st century, coining 'habitus of the new' focusing on the novelty and practices surrounding new media. This…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Public Schools
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Vasudeva, Sanjay; Colthorpe, Kay; Ernst, Hardy; Lam, Kai Wei – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Learning occurs in many forms, and learning through mobile devices is becoming increasingly common in higher education. Potentially, there are many ways students may implement mobile learning to enhance learning, and this may be influenced by students' confidence and preferences. To identify mobile learning behaviours, biomedical students (n=189)…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Harvey, Marina; Walkerden, Greg; Semple, Anne-Louise; McLachlan, Kath; Lloyd, Kate – International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, 2019
Reflection for learning is a common course requirement for many WIL subjects and when students are engaged in blended or online modes of delivery or in off-campus placements, reflective practice needs to be supported. It also needs to be better integrated with mobile technology. This paper reviews the three cycles of the iReflect project which…
Descriptors: Reflection, Experiential Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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McKenzie, Sophie; Spence, Aaron; Nicholas, Maria – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2018
This paper explores the design, development and evaluation of an early childhood literacy iPad application, focusing on the English Alphabet, called "A to Z Safari" trialled in Australian classrooms. A to Z Safari was designed to assist students in the early years of schooling with learning the alphabet and building on their knowledge of…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Design, Handheld Devices
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Mothers play a key role in scaffolding children's writing using traditional tools, such as paper and pencil. However, little is known about how mothers scaffold young children's writing using touch-screen tablets (e.g., iPads) and the associations between maternal scaffolding and emergent literacy. Mother-child dyads (N = 47; M child…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mothers, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Chambers, Dianne; Jones, Phyllis; McGhie-Richmond, Donna; Riley, Michael; May-Poole, Sarah; Orlando, Ann Marie; Simsek, Orhan; Wilcox, Catherine – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2018
This project explored how iPads were being used in a range of K-12 schools to support the learning of students with a range of learning support needs. Groups of teachers (and other professionals) from the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK were invited to complete an online survey focused on the use of iPads in their classrooms, perspectives of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Special Needs Students, Handheld Devices, Individualized Education Programs
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Charteris, Jennifer; Gregory, Sue; Masters, Yvonne – Gender and Education, 2018
Research on youth subjectivities and disappearing media is still in its infancy. Ephemeral technologies such as Snapchat, Frankly and Wickr offer young people opportunities for discursive agency, harnessing teenage discourses of social positioning. These media facilitate social mobility in teen peer contexts by providing a medium for dynamic and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Adolescents, Social Mobility
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Bhat, Christine Suniti – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Middle and high school students interact via powerful social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms are sometimes misused, resulting in cyberbullying and sexting that could adversely affect many in the school community. School counsellors, school psychologists, and educators are uniquely positioned to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Lally, Vic; Sclater, Madeleine; Brown, Ken – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper reflects on some of the themes emerging from a consideration of recent research at the nexus of technologies, learning and culture. The authors comment on the expansive nature of the concept of learning spaces in papers featuring an investigation of technology enhanced learning (TEL) and communication design studios in the UK and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communications, Design
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Gou, He; Dezuanni, Michael – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
This article develops insights and generates new lines of inquiry into young children's digital lives in China and Australia. It brings to dialogue findings from a national study of young children's digital media use in urban settings in China with findings from studies in Australia. This is not presented as a direct comparison, but rather as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Cultural Differences, Preschool Children
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Parents play a key role in supporting young children's interactions with tablets (e.g. iPads). Little is known about the types of scaffolding parents provide during tablet activities and how these relate to child age, SES, and home use. Fifty-five parent-child dyads (M child age = 3.49 years) were videoed as they played on an iPad. All parent…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Young Children, Handheld Devices, Parents as Teachers
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