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Reyna, Jorge; Hanham, Jose; Meier, Peter – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Being literate has traditionally meant being able to read and write using the media of the day. In the 21st century, being literate requires additional skills such as competence with digital media creation. Until recently, those who could afford and use equipment and applications to produce digital media content were typically developers and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Media Literacy, Taxonomy
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Johnson, Melissa L.; Plattner, Alexander S.; Hundley, Lauren – Honors in Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe the most recent blogging project in an honors course--a collaborative student-success blog written for and by honors students. The project was conceived as the primary project for the course Honors Professional Development: Community Outreach for sophomores in the University of Florida Honors Program.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing
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Fraumann, Grischa – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2018
Altmetrics are tools for measuring the impact of research beyond scientific communities. In general, they measure online mentions of scholarly outputs, such as on online social networks, blogs, and news sites. Some stakeholders in higher education have championed altmetrics as a new way to understand research impact and as an alternative or…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Measurement Techniques, Citations (References), Social Networks
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Goodier, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018
Networking plays an important role in research projects to build a community and audience around a research area. Using social media is popular in project communication as it provides the ability to engage with a group of followers daily. Such online networking tools provide the advantage of providing nearrealtime data, which can be used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Caldwell, Helen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2018
This article reviews the use of mobile technologies within teacher education at the University of Northampton. In order to develop a strong commitment to digital literacy, the School of Education is using sets of teaching iPads with trainee teachers and has allocated an iPad to every member of the academic staff. Experiences from mobile technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Nestor, Olga; Moser, Christy Szczech – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This review will explore the importance of play and its impact on the health and well-being of children of all ages. Evidence that supports the importance of play will be highlighted. Additional resources will be provided to assist parents, caregivers, and professionals on how to utilize play strategies in the everyday experiences of children.
Descriptors: Play, Child Health, Well Being, Occupational Therapy
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Karataev, Evgeny; Zadorozhny, Vladimir – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
Many techniques have been developed to enhance learning experience with computer technology. A particularly great influence of technology on learning came with the emergence of the web and adaptive educational hypermedia systems. While the web enables users to interact and collaborate with each other to create, organize, and share knowledge via…
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing
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Abdul-Jabbar, Wisam Kh. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
The activity of redirecting students' attention from traditional media to the possibility of exploring the world outside of print forms has always been daunting and challenging for teachers. Because the teaching of language and literature is intractably connected with human communication, incorporating blogs alongside traditional literary forms…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Teaching Methods, Web Sites
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Sauro, Shannon – CALICO Journal, 2017
This article provides a narrative overview of research on online fan practices for language and literacy learning, use, and identity work. I begin with an introduction to online fan communities and common fan practices found in these online affinity spaces, the best known of which is fan fiction, fictional writing that reinterprets and remixes the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Fiction, Teaching Methods
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Konieczny, Piotr – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This paper presents an analysis of my experiences with a teaching activity that engages students in publishing in Wikipedia on issues relating to globalization. It begins with a short overview of some of the current debates revolving around teaching globalization, which lay ground for the assignment. I discuss how this teaching tool fits with a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Wright, Leigh L.; Shemberger, Melony; Price, Elizabeth – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
Journalism professors are concerned with how effectively students understand current news events and engage with mainstream news sources. This essay is based on a survey administered to students in a newswriting course and analyzed the kinds of current news that students followed in weekly assignments designed with a digital, interactive approach.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Current Events, Journalism, Student Surveys
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Richardson, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2016
Recently, the "Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency" (2012) have funded programmes designed to advance European citizenship and citizen competences through education. This paper reports on the findings from one project, Creative Connections, designed to encourage the "voices" of young people in exploring European…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Self Concept, Creativity
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Becker, Ryan; Bishop, Penny – Middle School Journal, 2016
This article examines the use of Twitter as a learning tool in a middle grades science classroom. Relevant research, the direct experience of the teacher leading this unique initiative, and the invaluable perspectives of his middle level students are included to inform interested stakeholders. Following a discussion of open versus closed digital…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Sun, Lingyun; Xiang, Wei; Chen, Shi; Yang, Zhiyuan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2015
Design integrates concepts and solves problems. Crowdsourcing design imports vast knowledge and produces creative ideas. It publishes design tasks, collects dozens of contributors' ideas and reward the best. Contributors in crowdsourcing design work individually when generating ideas. However, those who collaborate could make better use of crowd's…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Design
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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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