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Coskun, Tugra Karademir; Gokcearslan, Sahin – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2019
Mobile technologies are useful. However, several mobile technologies also have disadvantages for students besides their advantages. Cyberloafing is one of these critical situations that the students could experience. Several studies on cyberloafing were conducted worldwide. The present study aimed to analyse these studies based on variable…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
Frizzell, Matthew; Rentner, Diane Stark; Kober, Nancy – Center on Education Policy, 2018
In September and October of 2017, the Center on Education Policy conducted a survey of state deputy superintendents of education or their designees to learn about states' early efforts in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Most of those survey findings are described in the CEP publication "Planning for Progress: States…
Descriptors: Surveys, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, State Departments of Education
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Bayraktar, Duygu Mutlu; Bayram, Servet – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
This study was conducted in order to examine the process by which teachers designed a website. For this purpose, www.weebly.com, which is used as a website building tool, was selected and teachers were given tasks for web designing. Experiments were designed differently for experiment and control groups. Before performing the tasks, an…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Design, Usability, Experimental Groups
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Girmen, Pinar; Kaya, Mehmet Fatih; Kilic, Zeynep – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
The purpose of this study is to identify the violence at primary schools by examining the news in the press and the visual media in Turkey. Qualitative research method has been adapted while making use of document review technique and violence news as documents. These news have been compiled from the websites of newspapers and television channels…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Violence, News Media
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Krutka, Daniel G.; Carpenter, Jeffrey P. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
The microblogging service Twitter offers a platform that social studies educators increasingly use for professional development, communication, and class activities, but to what ends? The authors drew on Deweyan conceptions of participatory learning and citizenship aims of the field as lenses through which to consider social media activities. To…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing
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Cavus, Nadire; Ercag, Erinc – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
There has been an increase in the vulnerability in Internet security, and the unconscious usage of the Internet is a very important issue throughout the world as it is in Cyprus today. The best way to solve such an issue would be to make people aware of this situation. Based on this idea, teachers should firstly be trained to use the Internet in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Internet, Safety
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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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Lloyd, Margaret; Skyring, Carol; Nykvist, Shaun – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
The oz-Teachers listserv, an email list for teachers, ran continuously for 20 years, from 1995 to 2015. It provided the technical infrastructure for professional communication with the majority of its members being Australian teachers based in classrooms across the country. An analysis of the list archives provides us with interesting insights as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Mail, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Wallis, Jake; Dockett, Sue – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The importance of a positive start to school has been highlighted in a range of national and international research. This has stimulated considerable ongoing research attention, as well as initiatives across policy and practice, all with the aim of promoting a positive transition to school for all children. Despite the common interests across…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Educational Policy, School Readiness, Position Papers
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Dennis, Carol Azumah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
In this study, I explore "blogging", the use of a regularly updated website or web page, authored and curated by an individual or small group, written in a conversational style, as a form of public pedagogy. I analyse blogs as pre-figurative spaces where people go to learn with/in a public sphere, through collaboration with interested…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Adult Educators
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Ross, Carrie R.; Maninger, Robert M.; LaPrairie, Kimberly N.; Sullivan, Sam – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2015
This study sought to examine how educators are using Twitter to increase their professional learning opportunities beyond the boundaries of traditional professional development offers, and whether educators feel a greater sense of fulfillment receiving professional development through networking and community learning than they do through…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Smith Risser, H.; Bottoms, SueAnn – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2014
The advent of social networking tools allows teachers to create online networks and share information. While some virtual networks have a formal structure and defined boundaries, many do not. These unstructured virtual networks are difficult to study because they lack defined boundaries and a formal structure governing leadership roles and the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Role, Teachers, Participation
Hewson, Kurtis – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
The Professional Learning Network (PLN) is gaining momentum in the education lexicon. It records and reflects the personal development of a community of learners--primarily online through a variety of platforms and social networks--in which educators share resources, provide support, introduce and debate ideas and celebrate learning. These…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Cooperation, Faculty Development
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Holmes, Kathryn; Preston, Greg; Shaw, Kylie; Buchanan, Rachel – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Effective professional learning for teachers is fundamental for any school system aiming to make transformative and sustainable change to teacher practice. This paper investigates the efficacy of Twitter as a medium for teachers to participate in professional learning by analysing the tweets of 30 influential users of the popular medium. We find…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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van de Sande, Carla – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2013
Free, open, online help forums are open to the public and allow students to anonymously seek homework help from volunteers who have the time, willingness, and experience to respond. These forums offer affordable, accessible, and efficient help given as a social, public endeavor. Some forums exhibit a strong sense of virtual community, especially…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Help Seeking, Computer Mediated Communication
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