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Lantz-Andersson, Annika; Vigmo, Sylvi; Bowen, Rhonwen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2016
This case study explores how Swedish upper secondary students communicate in English as part of second language learning, in a blog shared with Thai students. Grounded in a sociocultural perspective on learning, the notions of Goffman's "frame shifting" and Bakhtin's concept of "carnival" are employed to analyse two specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language)
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Alston, Geleana Drew; Ellis-Hervey, Nina – Learning, Media and Technology, 2015
This study examined how "YouTube" creates a unique, nonformal cyberspace for Black females to vlog about natural hair. Specifically, we utilized qualitative video data analysis techniques to understand how using "YouTube" as a facilitation tool has the ability to collectively capture and maintain an audience of more than a…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Informal Education, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Junco, Reynol – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Numerous studies have shown that college students use computers, the internet, and social networking websites (SNS) at high rates; however, all of these studies have relied on self-report measures of technology use. Research in other areas of human behavior has shown that self-report measures are considerably inaccurate when compared to actual…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Networks, Web Sites, Time on Task
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Nikken, Peter; Jansz, Jeroen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
With children using digital media at ever younger ages, media-education becomes a pressing issue for parents. As there is hardly any research on how parents guide the online activities of toddlers and young children an internet-survey was held among 792 Dutch parents of children aged between 2 and 12 years. Factor analysis revealed that for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Surveys, Parents, Young Children
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Lammers, Jayne C. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
Videogames, such as "The Sims," are a digital media passion drawing adolescents to online spaces where they create and share content. This article explores how discourses and expectations are taught in one online, videogame-related fan site of adolescents who read and write "Sims" fan fiction. Using Bernstein's pedagogic…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Fiction
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Blau, Ina; Mor, Nili; Neuthal, Tami – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
This study investigates student interactions in a blog-based learning community in a university course. In addition, this study explores the dynamics of group interactions in individual blog-based environments compared with collaborative "wiki"-based educational activities. A learning community of 56 graduate students wrote individual…
Descriptors: Interaction, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Pratt, Nick; Back, Jenni – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
In this article, we address the methodological implications of analysing online discussion boards with a focus on participants' changing identities. More specifically, we propose the use of a Communities of Practice framework as a heuristic method for considering how participants' contributions to online discussion play a role in changing who they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Secondary School Students, Electronic Learning
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Prescott, Julie; Wilson, Sarah; Becket, Gordon – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
The Net Generation (those born in or after 1980) rely heavily on ICTs for social and professional interactions, and it has been suggested that they have the expectation that technology will be an integral part of their education. At the same time, it is argued that "Facebook" has educational potential, and that today's learners should be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Informal Education, Web Sites
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Adami, Elisabetta – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
The paper discusses the effects of copy-and-paste on the rhetoric and politics of communication in digital environments, by examining direct and indirect (mis)quotation and referencing in "YouTube" video-exchanges and by providing further examples in one-to-one communication via "Facebook" and email. The forwarding of (snippets of) artefacts in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Rhetoric, Social Networks, Web Sites
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka; Belbas, Brad – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
As educators interested in pedagogical uses of technology, we utilize the internet to improve students' knowledge and awareness of the world beyond our own national borders. Web-based technologies offer us resources for our courses and can play an important role in promoting a more active style of learning from our students. Yet when teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Doerr, Neriko M.; Sato, Shinji – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
This article discusses the validity of the incorporation of online communication in language education classes as a practice free of power politics. By examining blog activities in an advanced-level Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom at a university in the USA, we show that the blog's postings and readers' comments evoke certain modes of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Johnson, Kirsten A. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
Greater numbers of instructors are turning to social networking sites to communicate with students. This study examined whether posting social, scholarly, or a combination of social and scholarly information to "Twitter" has an impact on the perceived credibility of the instructor. Participants were assigned to one of three groups: a…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Jin, Li; Wen, Zhigang; Gough, Norman – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
Virtual worlds have been linked with e-learning applications to create virtual learning environments (VLEs) for the past decade. However, while they can support many educational activities that extend both traditional on-campus teaching and distance learning, they are used primarily for learning content generated and managed by instructors. With…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Active Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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