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Krutka, Daniel G. – Social Education, 2014
Waves of revolutionary actions beginning in late 2010 led to the downfall of dictatorial leaders who had been entrenched in the Arab world for decades. Everyday citizens used social media services to coordinate, communicate, expose, and respond to the oppressive forces that would crush pockets of resistance. The period known as the Arab Spring…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education
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Gunnarsson, Bjorn Levi; Alterman, Richard – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
Promoting blog content is a social activity--a means of communicating one student's appreciation of another student's work. This article explores the feasibility of using student promotions of content, in a blogosphere, to identify quality content, and implications for students and instructors. We show that students actively and voluntarily…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Social Media
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Larkin, Patrick – Educational Leadership, 2013
School leaders need to look beyond the hyped stories of social media being misused by teenagers. They must begin thoughtfully using tools like Twitter and Facebook to help their students gain skills and to reach out to their communities. Larkin, principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts and a well-known advocate for technology in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Houk, Kathryn M.; Thornhill, Kate – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library created a Facebook page and a corresponding managing committee in March 2010. Facebook Page Insights data collected from the library's Facebook page were statistically analyzed to investigate patterns of user engagement. The committee hoped to improve posting practices and increase user engagement…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Health Sciences, Web 2.0 Technologies, Web Sites
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Orange, Amy; Heinecke, Walter; Berger, Edward; Krousgrill, Charles; Mikic, Borjana; Quinn, Dane – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
Between 2006 and 2010, sophomore engineering students at four universities were exposed to technologies designed to increase their learning in undergraduate engineering courses. Our findings suggest that students at all sites found the technologies integrated into their courses useful to their learning. Video solutions received the most positive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Technology Integration
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Gallagher, Kathleen; Freeman, Barry – Ethnography and Education, 2011
This article explores the possibilities and frustrations of using digital methods in a multi-sited ethnographic research project. The project, "Urban School Performances: The interplay, through live and digital drama, of local-global knowledge about student engagement", is a study of youth and teachers in drama classrooms in contexts of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Mirny, A.; Wiske, M. S.; Joo, J.; Cunningham, G.; Daniels, D.; Farid, A. B.; Gordon, F.; Madani, R.; Nissen, S. C. – Online Submission, 2010
A year-long collaborative action research project used networked technologies to connect researchers at a university-based online professional development program and a group of practitioner researchers based in a range of schools and educational agencies in several countries. They studied the process and effects of online professional development…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Professional Development
Fernandez, Kim – CURRENTS, 2010
Most colleges and universities that launch into social media do so by dipping one toe in the water rather than swan diving into the deep end. And while many people define "social media" as Facebook and perhaps Twitter, the term actually encompasses everything from blogs to photo- and video-sharing sites to LinkedIn to any of dozens of…
Descriptors: Institutional Advancement, Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites
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Maloy, Robert W.; Poirier, Michelle; Smith, Hilary K.; Edwards, Sharon A. – History Teacher, 2010
This article explores using a wiki, one of the newest forms of interactive computer-based technology, as a resource for teaching the Massachusetts K-12 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, a set of state-mandated learning standards. Wikis are web pages that can be easily edited by multiple authors. They invite active involvement by…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2010
Blended learning is using online tools to communicate, collaborate and publish, to extend the school day or year and to develop the 21st-century skills students need. With blended learning, teachers can use online tools and resources as part of their daily classroom instruction. Using many of the online tools and resources students already are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Learner Engagement, Technology Integration
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DeWitt, Arlene O. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
Student interns produce professional blogs, using Web 2.0, to capture tacit knowledge concepts which are the experiential learning goals of internships in business education. This article discusses the pedagogical goals, methods and outcomes of this initiative. It also provides the theoretical underpinnings of the concept of tacit knowledge in…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Internship Programs, Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Journals
Cavanaugh, Cathy; Barbour, Michael; Brown, Regina; Diamond, Daryl; Lowes, Susan; Powell, Allison; Rose, Ray; Scheick, Amy; Scribner, Donna; Van der Molen, Julia – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2009
Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to their content knowledge and pedagogical skill, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching the content online and have experience in online learning. This document examines some of the aspects of online teaching, specifically those related to communication and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Communication Strategies
Villano, Matt – Campus Technology, 2009
Original research and content creation in the university environment have historically been the domain of faculty and their graduate students. Nowadays, however, undergraduate programs at universities across the country are putting undergrads in the center of the action. This article describes some of these programs--at Duke University (North…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Change, Internet, Humanities
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Reich, Justin; Daccord, Thomas – Social Education, 2009
Used wisely, academic technology empowers students to take responsibility for their own learning. "In Leonardo's Laptop," Ben Shneiderman provides teachers with a powerful framework, "Collect-Relate-Create-Donate" (CRCD), for designing student-centered learning opportunities using computers. Shneiderman developed his model by…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Alignment (Education), United States History, Learner Engagement