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Smith, Blaine E. – Literacy, 2019
Although a large body of research emphasises the collaborative nature of adolescents' multimodal composing processes in and out of school, little is known about how or why collaborative partnerships might differ across composers or digital tools. Integrating sociocultural and social semiotics theoretical frameworks, this study examined how three…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Sociocultural Patterns, Video Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Coskun, Tugra Karademir; Gokcearslan, Sahin – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2019
Mobile technologies are useful. However, several mobile technologies also have disadvantages for students besides their advantages. Cyberloafing is one of these critical situations that the students could experience. Several studies on cyberloafing were conducted worldwide. The present study aimed to analyse these studies based on variable…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Shuning – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Since 2010, the number of urban Chinese high-school students applying to US universities has rapidly grown. Many of these students have chosen emerging international curriculum programs established by elite public high schools in China. These programs prepare wealthy Chinese students for the US college application process by exposing them to an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, High School Students, Marketing, Access to Education
Horvath-Plyman, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research indicates social media is highly influential on college choice. Some studies indicate the possibility of social media increasing access and helping support transition to college. To understand the effects or influence social media may have on college choice, access, and transition, this research study asked students how they used social…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Choice, College Students, Access to Information
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West, Sandra S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Facilities are the foundation for safe and effective STEM teaching and learning, and the manner in which they are initially designed can either enhance or impede the quality of a program. This new focus on facilities in the U.S, and particularly in Texas, is needed to engage students in relevant and meaningful learning experiences that are aligned…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Facilities, Learning Experience, Program Design
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Cayari, Christopher – Music Education Research, 2018
The Internet has inspired musicians to explore technologies to produce recorded music performances. Social media sites like YouTube provide spaces for musicians to share their works, and the advances of technologies that afford venues and opportunities for performers to share their crafts. As amateur Internet musicians develop practices to create…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Performance, Internet
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Davidovitch, Nitza – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2018
Google is celebrating its 20th anniversary--and the internet has become an inseparable part of the lives of adults, teens, and children. In awareness of the problems and challenges posed by the new world, various software programs have been developed, among them NetSpark (henceforth: the program), which make it possible to block and/or filter…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hoffmann, Malia M.; Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2018
It would behoove school districts and individual schools to listen to the attitudes of students regarding pedagogy. Students within the United States are often raised to be receivers of information rather than to be consultants for education. Research is needed to identify if teachers' beliefs parallel students' beliefs when it comes to lessons in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Lammers, Jayne C.; Marsh, Valerie L. – Written Communication, 2018
This article reconsiders theoretical claims of identity fluidity, stability, and agency through a longitudinal case study investigating one adolescent's writing over time and across spaces. Qualitative data spanning her four years of high school were collected and analyzed using a grounded theory approach with literacy-and-identity theory…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Adolescents, Writing (Composition)
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Li, Zihao; Zhou, Mingming; Teo, Timothy – Research in Dance Education, 2018
The prevalence of technology used in education is evident across many disciplines. Big Data, Massive Open Online Course, and e-Learning are buzz words in educational settings, yet they seem to be non-relevant to the majority of dance educators, especially those teaching dance at secondary level. Overall, the absence of research on technology use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Handheld Devices, High School Students
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Nehls, Kimberly; Livengood, Jake – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how college students connect online prior to their first year. Before students ever set foot on a college campus, they are making friends, joining clubs, locating activities, finding roommates and discussing future student activities all through the social network site, Facebook.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Transitional Programs, Case Studies, High School Students
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Jimenez, Bree A.; Alamer, Khulod – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
Advances in and the decreased cost of technology has resulted in a significant increase in educational programming that incorporates technology into the school curriculum. Specifically, the use of iPads has become quite common to support students social, communication, and academic outcomes in recent years; however, many students with moderate to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Daina, Antoine; Blatter, Marie-Claude; Gerritsen, Vivienne Baillie; Palagi, Patricia M.; Marek, Diana; Xenarios, Ioannis; Schwede, Torsten; Michielin, Olivier; Zoete, Vincent – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Due to its impact on society, the design of new drugs has the potential to interest a wide audience, and provides a rare opportunity to introduce several concepts in chemistry and biochemistry. Drug design can be seen as a multiobjective cyclic optimization process. Indeed, it is important to develop the understanding not only that a drug is…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biochemistry, Cooperative Learning, Pharmacology
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Hsu, Ting-Chia; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Programming concepts are important and challenging to novices who are beginning to study computer programming skills. In addition to the textbook content, students usually learn the concepts of programming from the web; however, it could be difficult for novice learners to effectively derive helpful information from such non-structured open…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Information Sources
Coates, Margaret Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study is to explore the cultural manifestation of grit in two freshman academy environments and describe factors of grit that support student success. This study used purposeful sampling to select sites and participants. Data were collected through: administration of Douglas' (1982) grid and group 24-question…
Descriptors: School Culture, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Success
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