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Jolly, Jennifer L.; Matthews, Michael S. – Journal of School Choice, 2018
Homeschooling only has become a choice for many families of gifted children during the last two decades, as the number of gifted families has grown steadily along with the general homeschool population (Lubienski, Puckett, & Brewer, 2013). The current study examines a group of homeschooling mothers of gifted children who publish and maintain…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Academically Gifted, Mothers, Electronic Publishing
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Tuapawa, Kimberley – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Although educational online technologies (EOTs) have transformed the delivery of learning in higher education, significant EOT challenges have impeded their effectiveness, preventing widespread implementation. The persistence of these challenges suggests that tertiary education institutes (TEIs) have experienced a gap in understandings about the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Phenomenology
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Fox, Alison; Bird, Terese – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Social media are a group of technologies such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn which offer people chances to interact with one another in new ways. Teachers, like other members of society, do not all use social media. Some avoid, some experiment with and others embrace social media enthusiastically. As a means of communication available to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Smolcic, Elizabeth; Arends, Jessica – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
The "achievement gap" for English learners and those of marginalized groups has been documented for well over a decade. It is widely recognized that socioeconomic status, language, and the fluid construct of culture play significant roles in school learning. However, despite the dismal academic progress of students learning English in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences, Teacher Competencies
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Duggan, Shane – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
This article considers how time is imagined, lived, and desired in young women's lives as they undertake their final year of secondary school studies in Melbourne, Australia. It argues that economic and competitive imperatives have intensified for many young people in recent times, manifesting in an educational apparatus that increasingly defines…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries, Females, High School Seniors
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Thériault, Pascale; Allaire, Stéphane; Gagnon, Vincent – McGill Journal of Education, 2017
Although the affective dimension of writing is important and well documented, we know less about how teachers and students are making use of the blog in classrooms to advance specifically cognitive goals connected to writing. It is with this in mind that a case study was carried out to closely document the effect of classroom blogs on the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Web Sites, Elementary School Students
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Al Ya, Marwa; Aziz, Sheikha A.; Mohyuddin, Muhammad Raheel; Al Balushi, Nabila – Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The involvement of E-learning activities for students in the classroom play an important role in the teaching and learning process. In this paper, the authors describe how we collected information from 3-different Colleges/Universities in Oman forming an online study with regard to the use of internet, e-library, online book access, and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Electronic Libraries, Internet, Online Courses
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Britt, Virginia G.; Paulus, Trena – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Although Twitter and other social media sites have grown in popularity with educators, we still do not know what is happening within this online space or how it supports teachers. The purpose of this case study of #Edchat, a group of educators who meet weekly on Twitter, was to investigate informal professional development through the lens of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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Myers, Misha; Watkins, Dane; Sobey, Richard – Research in Drama Education, 2016
Technological innovations in digital communication technologies offer possibilities for new forms of participation and storytelling in theatre. WildWorks Theatre Company creates work that is discovered and devised with partners, artists and community participants in response to specific cultural and geographical locations. The work includes people…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technological Advancement, Story Telling, Personal Narratives
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Huang, Hsin-Yi Cyndi – English Language Teaching, 2016
With the availability of Web 2.0 technologies, blogs have become useful and attractive tools for teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in their writing classes. Learners do not need to understand HTML in order to construct blogs, and the appearance and content can be facilitated via the use of photos, music, and video files (Vurdien,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Wang, Lixun – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Peer teaching and learning are learner-centred approaches with great potential for promoting effective learning, and the fast development of Web 2.0 technology has opened new doors for promoting peer teaching and learning. In this study, we aim to establish peer teaching and learning among students by employing a Wikibook project in the course…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Textbooks, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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O'Connell, Timothy S.; Dyment, Janet E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Encouraging reflective practice and developing reflective practitioners is a goal of many disciplines in higher education. A variety of pedagogical techniques have been used to promote critical reflection including portfolios, narratives and reflective journals. Over the past decade, the use of Web 2.0 technologies with students has been…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Attitudes, Higher Education, Reflection
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Ware, Paige; Kessler, Greg – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
This study builds on research examining the in-school technology practices of adolescent language learners by exploring the patterns of classroom literacy practices that emerge when a telecollaborative project is introduced into a conventional secondary language classroom. We draw on the conceptual frameworks and discourse analytical tools…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Mansouri, S. Afshin; Piki, Andriani – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2016
The research draws from four case studies to investigate the impact of using blogs within postgraduate education. The study explores how postgraduate business students engage with blogs, whether students' learning preferences correlate with their degree of contribution and how student participation relates with overall achievement. A mixed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Business Administration Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media
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Saudelli, Mary Gene; Ciampa, Katia – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2016
This ethnographic research study investigated three elementary teachers' perceived self-efficacy beliefs and their attitudes toward mobile technology-enhanced instruction. Using technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) as a guiding theory, the authors sought to determine whether and how the three knowledge components that form the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Self Efficacy, Ethnography
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