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Reinhardt, Jonathon – Language Teaching, 2019
This review surveys and synthesizes the findings of 87 focal pieces, published primarily since 2009 and mid 2018, on the formal and informal use of social media--blogs, wikis, and social networking--for second and foreign language teaching and learning (L2TL), including studies on the use of educational sites like Livemocha and Busuu and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Nwokah, Evangeline E.; Hernandez, Vanessa; Miller, Erin; Garza, Ariana – American Journal of Play, 2019
Language play is a key component of many children's popular graphic novels. The authors analyze the sound and word play in Dav Pilkey's illustrated Captain Underpants series. They argue that Pilkey's literary devices fall into two main areas of hyperbole and linguistic creativity and that Pilkey's language shifts the reader into a carnivalesque…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Play, Cartoons, Novels
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Naepi, Sereana; Airini – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2019
As higher education institutions seek to provide further scope for diversity in their practices, there is space opening up for Indigenous undergraduate research. This article reflects on the Knowledge Makers program, an Indigenous undergraduate research initiative based in British Columbia, Canada. The Knowledge Makers program shows what is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Peters, Michael A.; Jandric, Petar – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
Building on Peters' and Jandric's previous work on curriculum as 'text' and 'discourse' (Peters, M. A., & Jandric, P. (2018b). The curious relationships between discourse, genre and curriculum. "Open Review of Educational Research," 5(1).), this article seeks to refresh and extend the central metaphor of 'curriculum as text' that is…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Academic Discourse, Figurative Language, Printed Materials
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Reyna, Jorge; Hanham, Jose; Meier, Peter – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Being literate has traditionally meant being able to read and write using the media of the day. In the 21st century, being literate requires additional skills such as competence with digital media creation. Until recently, those who could afford and use equipment and applications to produce digital media content were typically developers and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Media Literacy, Taxonomy
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Johnson, Melissa L.; Plattner, Alexander S.; Hundley, Lauren – Honors in Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe the most recent blogging project in an honors course--a collaborative student-success blog written for and by honors students. The project was conceived as the primary project for the course Honors Professional Development: Community Outreach for sophomores in the University of Florida Honors Program.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing
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Sauceda, Jonathan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Undergraduate research offers academic librarians and archivists an additional motivation to engage students with special collections. Curriculum design, course instruction, and mentoring by librarians and archivists can benefit not only students but also the institution as well. I explore an example of such engagement with a collection of New…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Libraries, Library Services
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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy – Literacy, 2018
Discourses of reading for pleasure have seldom addressed the multiple and complex digital media practices of children and young people or the changing nature of literacy. This article explores the affective encounters that are generated in the relations between readers, digital texts and things by applying Bennett's notion of enchantment. Using…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Reader Response, Affective Behavior, Learner Engagement
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Attar, Dena – Children's Literature in Education, 2018
Drawing on the outputs of a wider democracy of online reviewers presents the academic study of children's literature with opportunities and challenges, and can enhance critical discussion. As it is now easy to locate a large number of online reviews, it is argued that children's literature studies needs to make room for a wider range of critical…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Literature Reviews, Student Research, Writing Assignments
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Conole, Gráinne; Brown, Mark – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper critiques the rise and impact of the open education movement, focusing in particular on Higher Education. It considers the impact of adopting more open practices on learning, teaching and research. In terms of the impact on learning it describes three aspects: Open Educational Resources, e-textbooks and Massive Open Online Courses. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks
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Fraumann, Grischa – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
Altmetrics are tools for measuring the impact of research beyond scientific communities. In general, they measure online mentions of scholarly outputs, such as on online social networks, blogs, and news sites. Some stakeholders in higher education have championed altmetrics as a new way to understand research impact and as an alternative or…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Measurement Techniques, Citations (References), Social Networks
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Hemsley, Bronwyn; McCarthy, Shaun; Adams, Natalie; Georgiou, Andrew; Hill, Sophie; Balandin, Susan – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: The aim of this review was to explore the legal, ethical, and rights issues surrounding use of the Australian My Health Record (MyHR) by people with communication disability. Method: We undertook a narrative review of the legislation and research affecting the implementation of MyHR in populations with communication disability.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Problems, Ethics, Civil Rights
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Holtz, Peter; Kimmerle, Joachim; Cress, Ulrike – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2018
The advent of the social web brought with it challenges and opportunities for research on learning and knowledge construction. Using the online-encyclopedia Wikipedia as an example, we discuss several methods that can be applied to analyze the dynamic nature of knowledge-related processes in mass collaboration environments. These methods can help…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Constructivism (Learning)
Daniel, John – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2018
Faster and more wide-ranging innovation is often urged as the key to solving the various challenges that currently face humankind, from climate change to income inequality. This article looks at a complex example of innovation, the portability of qualifications proposed in the "Groningen Declaration on Student Data Depositories…
Descriptors: Innovation, Privacy, Trust (Psychology), Student Mobility
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Goodier, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
Networking plays an important role in research projects to build a community and audience around a research area. Using social media is popular in project communication as it provides the ability to engage with a group of followers daily. Such online networking tools provide the advantage of providing nearrealtime data, which can be used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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