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Sauro, Shannon; Sundmark, Bjorn – ReCALL, 2019
This paper critically examines the integration of online fanfiction practices into an advanced university English language classroom. The fanfiction project, The Blogging Hobbit, was carried out as part of a course in the teacher education program at a Swedish university for students who were specializing in teaching English at the secondary…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cartoons
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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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Lewis, Steven; Hogan, Anna – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
This article explores the uptake of so-called fast policy solutions to problems in different education policy contexts and highlights the potential impacts that can arise from such policymaking approaches. We draw upon recent literature and theorising around notions of fast policy and evidence-informed policymaking, which suggests that, in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Government Publications
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Ruppert, Nancy B. – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2019
The author is past-president of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and past-president of the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education (NAPOMLE). She is also the chair of the education department at the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville). Her current areas of interest are in advocating for…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Faculty Development, Web Sites, Teacher Education Programs
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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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Giannakos, Vassilios; Darra, Maria – International Education Studies, 2019
The main purpose of this survey is to explore whether Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) constitutes a good practice in the teaching of Literature in Lyceum and in the cross-curricular approach of the specific subject. More specifically, the contribution of the digital platform web 2.0, wiki pbworks -- along with the use of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies, Control Groups
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Langran, Elizabeth; Alibrandi, Marsha – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2019
Two teacher educators collaborated with teachers, media designers, and evaluators to utilize a video, an interactive website, and accompanying curriculum to engage middle school students in historical thinking and learning of history content. The resulting multiplatform project, based on a young Frederick Douglass' life, was piloted in three…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, History Instruction, Social Studies, Thinking Skills
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Pérez-Manzano, Antonio; Almela-Baeza, Javier – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The current growth in gamification-based applications, and especially in what is known as Digital Game-based Learning (DGBL), is providing new opportunities with considerable educational potential. In the present study, we report on the results of the progress of a project for developing a setting for a gamified website carried out ad hoc,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Careers, Adolescents, Computer Games
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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Igbo, J. N.; Ezenwaji, Ifeyinwa; Ajuziogu, Christiana U. – International Education Studies, 2018
This study was carried out to ascertain the influence of social networking sites activities (twitter and Facebook) on secondary school students' interest in learning It also considered the impact of these social networking sites activities on location of the students. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Mean and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Web Sites, Secondary School Students
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Aran-Ramspott, Sue; Fedele, Maddalena; Tarragó, Anna – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
This study focuses on the relationship between preadolescents and youtubers, with the objective of observing how tweens integrate youtubers as referents of a teen digital culture. From a socio-psychological and communicological perspective, a mixed methodological design was applied to carry out the audience study, which was divided into two parts:…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Social Media, Video Technology, Adolescents
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Hu, Xiao; Cheong, Christy Weng-Lam; Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
TRACT This study develops a framework for analyzing student comments in Wikis of group writing to inform learning assessment. It first drew on the literature to develop a framework consisting of three modules measuring student interaction, meaning construction and thinking development in the writing process. Inservice teachers were interviewed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ginosar, Avshalom; Tal, Tali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
This study employs a single framework for investigating both environmental journalistic texts published on news websites, and science teachers' choices of such texts for their teaching. We analyzed 188 environmental items published during 2 months in seven news websites to determine popularity of topics. Then, 64 science junior high school…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Junior High Schools, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Tannebaum, Rory P. – Social Studies, 2018
In this article the author seeks to present social studies educators with practical means for using Reddit--an emerging social media website--as a tool for providing students with a democratic education grounded in citizenship and multicultural education. The author focuses on ways in which Reddit offers students the opportunity to learn from…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Social Media, Web Sites, Democratic Values
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Matos, Armanda P. M.; Vieira, Cristina C.; Amado, João; Pessoa, Teresa; Martins, Maria José D. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
This study examined the extent and nature of cyberbullying in 23 Portuguese schools. A sample of 3,525 sixth-, eighth-, and eleventh-grade students completed a self-response questionnaire assessing their perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying. The findings showed that 7.6% of students have been victimized, and 3.9% have bullied others at…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Incidence
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