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Grace, Emma; Raghavendra, Parimala – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can experience reduced social participation and continue to face challenges in developing and using communication and literacy skills for real-life contexts. Drawing on emerging research, this discussion article highlights the potential benefits and advantages of participation…
Descriptors: Social Media, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Intervention
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Fox, Evan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
The advancement of mobile communication technology has contributed to an increasingly interconnected world; however, these devices are not being used as effectively as they could be to improve global challenges. One challenging issue is the lack of preparation college graduates receive to positively contribute to the needs of an interdependent…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gonulal, Talip – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2019
The present study sought to explore how English language learners (ELLs) used Instagram, a popular social networking site, for language learning purposes and to reveal their attitudes towards and experiences in using it as a mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) tool. Special interest was also placed on whether there were any distinct ELL…
Descriptors: Social Media, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Second Language Learning
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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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Frohock, Bram H.; Winterrowd, Samantha T.; Gallardo-Williams, Maria T. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Students in a large introductory organic chemistry class were given the freedom to choose an organic compound of interest and were challenged to develop an educational object (physical or digital) designed to be shared with the broader public via social media. Analysis of the project results shows that most students appreciated the open nature of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Organic Chemistry, College Science, Student Projects
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Manyuk, Lyubov; Kuchumova, Nataliya – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
The US medical schools are characterized by a significant progress in the usage of information and communication technologies for professional purposes and communication skills development. This advance was influenced by a sequence of social, academic, technological and financial conditions, namely: permanent research in the branch of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students
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AlSaleem, Basmah Issa – International Education Studies, 2018
This study investigated the effect of utilizing Facebook activities on enhancing oral communication skills for English as Foreign Language learners (EFL) in the English Department at Yarmouk University, Jordan. Participants of the study were first year English Language Bachelor degree students who speak English as a foreign language. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mnyand, Lutho; Mbelani, Madeyandile – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
South Africa's communication landscape has changed and is still changing because many previously disadvantaged areas have benefitted from the construction of roads, provision of electricity and installation of satellites. As a result, many previously disadvantaged learners have access to digital media in their homes. In this article, we argue that…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Computer Literacy, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
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Mitchell, Alanah; Benyon, Rob – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Increasingly, today's information systems (IS) programs are focused on making sure students are graduating with well-developed soft skills. One of these necessary soft skills is intercultural communication, which is the ability to communicate with people from different cultures. This teaching tip presents an assignment designed to increase the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Information Science Education, Cultural Awareness, Video Technology
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IGI Global, 2018
In the digital age, numerous technological tools are available to enhance educational practices. When used effectively, student engagement and mobile learning are significantly increased. "Social Media in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice" contains a compendium of the latest academic material on the usage, strategies, and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Practices, Technology Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning)