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Sharp, Laurie A. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2017
Digital literacy and learning among adults has been identified as an area requiring research. The purpose of the present study was to explore technology acceptance and digital collaborative learning experiences with blogs among adult learners. This analysis employed a quasi-experimental mixed-methods approach guided by a sociocultural theoretical…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Diaries
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Padgett, Elizabeth R.; Curwood, Jen Scott – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2016
Drawing on sociocultural perspectives, this case study investigated ways that youths write, read, and critique poetry in an online affinity space. Specifically, it used a thematic analysis of interviews, a linguistic analysis of online feedback mechanisms, and poetic analysis to gain insight into how four teens engaged with poetry on the Figment…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Adolescents, Poetry, Web Based Instruction
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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
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Lammers, Jayne C.; Marsh, Valerie L. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Building upon research exploring adolescent writing in technology-mediated contexts, this article examines writing and sharing in the online space of Fanfiction.net. Drawing on qualitative data from a longitudinal inquiry with a 16-year-old who writes in multiple contexts, this study explores the writing opportunities afforded on Fanfiction.net…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Fiction, Electronic Publishing
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Ranker, Jason – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
In this article, the author presents examples of two ninth-grade students' literacy processes as they used blogs and digital video (amongst other media) to inquire into the subject matter of fast food. The author discusses the students' uses of these focal media through the concept of affordances, a concept that refers to the distinct…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries
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Kist, William; Tollafield, Karen Andrus; Dagistan, Murat – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This paper describes an analysis of 21 adolescent literacy leaders' tweets over a total of four days. Coding of the tweets revealed that professional educators were tweeting about personal matters nearly as much as they are tweeting about educational matters. These tweeters also suggested resources, sent reports from events such as…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Rodesiler, Luke – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article documents an investigation into the nature of selected secondary English teachers' online participation across platforms (i.e., blogs, microblogs, social networking sites) as they explored issues related to teaching, learning, and literacy. Ethnographic content analysis of online artifacts generated over approximately 10 months…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Participation, Web Based Instruction
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Fields, Deborah A.; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C.; Curwood, Jen Scott – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
Research suggests that young adults are motivated in school contexts when they believe in their own self-efficacy, have intrinsic motivation, set goals, experience agency, and demonstrate interest. To highlight how online spaces foster motivation, we focus specifically on two project-based DIY sites, Figment.com and Scratch.mit.edu. From reading…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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Lewis, Tisha Y. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
This empirical study examines the virtual exchanges between an African American mother and son's engagement in a blog. Using literacy as social practices as a framework, this study describes how blogging was developed and used to create affinity spaces, encouraged apprenticeship models, and shaped agentic roles within their family. Attention…
Descriptors: African Americans, Apprenticeships, Empowerment, Electronic Publishing
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Abrams, Sandra Schamroth; Walsh, Sara – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
This article explores the ways "gamification" can play a role in adolescents' development of vocabulary. Gamification involves the application of game-design thinking and play elements to non-game activities, such as routine homework or classroom lessons. Drawing upon data from in-school and after-school settings, the authors…
Descriptors: Games, Design, Play, Adolescents
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Vickery, Jacqueline – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
This column examines a case study focusing on web design as an example of interest-driven learning and the acquisition of (digital media) literacies. A summer workshop was offered at a working-class public library, led by a self-taught seventeen year old girl. Nine students (ages 8-16) learned basic HTML and CSS and designed their own websites in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Web Sites, Design, Student Interests
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Santoy, Janie Jaramillo – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
This column addresses the importance of acknowledging the knowledge-making practice of Chicana bloggers. The author argues the online practices of Chicanas can be used to determine ways to develop 21st-century literacies of students, especially students of color. The author presents findings from a case study of three Chicana bloggers that reveal…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Stevens, Elizabeth Years – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
The author describes a graduate class she teaches called Perspectives on Literacy and Technology, whose first goal is to provide a space for teachers enrolled in a literacy education MS program to reflect on current theory and research related to digital technologies and literacy. A secondary goal is to foster their use of "cutting-edge"…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Educational Technology, Graduate Study
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Hungerford-Kresser, Holly; Wiggins, Joy; Amaro-Jimenez, Carla – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2012
This manuscript explores the inclusion of blogging as a pedagogical tool with preservice secondary teachers from a variety of content areas. The authors focus on data collected over two and a half years with preservice teachers in the content literacy classroom setting, specifically highlighting the qualitative data collected to determine…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing
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Hughes, Janette; Dymoke, Sue – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
This article focuses specifically on teacher candidates' preconceptions about poetry and poetry teaching and how these preconceptions shift as they work through various tasks on a wiki. Through an analysis of their definitions of poetry and ideas about poetry pedagogy captured in online discussion, survey, and interview responses, the authors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Poetry, Web Sites
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