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Munoz, Lorena R.; Pellegrini-Lafont, Cynthia; Cramer, Elizabeth – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
This exploratory study examines the use of the micro-blogging service "Twitter" in multiple sections of a pre-service teacher education program in a diverse, urban university. The use of Twitter aimed to encourage student-student and student-teacher interactions, thus enhancing social presence and diminishing the sense of isolation in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Networks, Urban Universities
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
The role that social media should play in education is being hotly debated in school districts across the country. The adoption of social networking for educational purposes lags behind the public's general usage because educators fear that students will be exposed to inappropriate online content, unwanted adult interactions, and bullying from…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites, Computer Uses in Education
Painter, David Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There are two distinct purposes to this investigation: to develop the predictive power of the theory of political information efficacy and to determine how exposure to political information formats on the Internet under distinctly different interactive conditions affects cognitive and affective processes. Examined in the first section of this…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Information Seeking, Political Attitudes, Internet
Painter, David Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There are two distinct purposes to this investigation: to develop the predictive power of the theory of political information efficacy and to determine how exposure to political information formats on the Internet under distinctly different interactive conditions affects cognitive and affective processes. Examined in the first section of this…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Information Utilization, Politics
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Wylie, Scott; Marri, Anand R. – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: The paper aims to examine high school students' use of social networking to participate in teledeliberative democratic dialogue and explicates the implications of this dialogue for democratic education that is inclusive of all students. Design/methodology/approach: The case study analyzes the comments of 111 high school students over ten…
Descriptors: Cues, Nonverbal Communication, Citizenship, Democracy
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2010
For the thirty-third year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. This is Volume #2 of the 33rd "Annual Proceedings of Selected Papers on the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology." This volume includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Management Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
Vogel, Carl – District Administration, 2009
In this digital world, being a "viewer" is passe. Web 2.0 tools--social networks, wikis, blogs, voicestream, YouTube, Google Docs--allow users to be participants. Instead of creating isolated users, such technologies foster community and collaboration. In this article, the author describes how schools in New York, Florida, New Jersey,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Cooperation, Social Networks
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
More and more school districts across the country are joining social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace. This Information Capsule discusses the frequency with which school districts are using social networking sites, how districts are using the sites, and potential drawbacks associated with their use. Issues for districts to consider…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Information Technology, Internet
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Carano, Kenneth T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2009
The digital era has enabled educators the opportunity of breaking the confinement of the four walls of the traditional classroom and accessing information across cultures and nations. This session discusses the implementation of an innovative online graduate teacher education course focusing on global perspectives. Over the course of the semester,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Social Networks, Online Courses, Teacher Education