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Greenhow, Christine; Gleason, Benjamin – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This conceptual exploration inquires, what is scholarship reconsidered in the age of social media? How ought we to conceptualize "social scholarship"--a new set of practices being discussed in various disciplines? The paper offers a critical examination of the practical and policy implications of reconsidering scholarship in light of…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Social Networks, Internet, Epistemology
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Greenhow, Christine; Burton, Lisa – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
The development of social capital in young people is positively associated with educational attainment, achievement, and psychosocial factors. Prior research has explored factors that contribute to social capital, such as offline social networks. To a lesser extent, studies have analyzed the relationship between online social networks and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Achievement, Social Networks, Social Capital
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Greenhow, Christine – New Directions for Youth Development, 2010
Most U.S. teenagers participate in online social network sites, devoting hours to these networks, often at the expense of other leisure-time activities. This article describes young people's activities within one topic-focused niche network, outlining its unique features and the role of young people as content producers within and beyond the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Adolescents, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Greenhow, Christine; Walker, J. D.; Kim, Seongdok – Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 2010
This paper discusses access and use of information and communication technologies among urban high school students from low-income families, a topic of great interest to teacher educators, educational policymakers, and others concerned with digital literacy instruction. Recent reports from national digital learning initiatives have portrayed…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Internet, Low Income Groups, Use Studies
Greenhow, Christine – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
Today, information and communication technologies such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are some of the most popular technologies available on the Internet, with millions of users worldwide. Research is still trying to discover how people use them, for what purposes, and in what settings, and investigate how they may be shaping the ways they…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Educational Trends, Web Sites
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Greenhow, Christine; Robelia, Beth – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
All students today are increasingly expected to develop technological fluency, digital citizenship, and other twenty-first century competencies despite wide variability in the quality of learning opportunities schools provide. Social network sites (SNSs) available via the internet may provide promising contexts for learning to supplement…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Low Income, Low Income Groups, High School Students
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Greenhow, Christine; Robelia, Beth; Hughes, Joan E. – Educational Researcher, 2009
Since Windschitl first outlined a research agenda for the World Wide Web and classroom research, significant shifts have occurred in the nature of the Web and the conceptualization of classrooms. Such shifts have affected constructs of learning and instruction, and paths for future research. This article discusses the characteristics of Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Internet, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Greenhow, Christine – Knowledge Quest, 2009
Participatory web-based technologies have the potential to change the way scholars engage in scholarship. One reason Web 2.0 technologies, such as online social networking, are not widely integrated in PreK-12 and postsecondary education is the lack of modeling by educators. Their lack of research-based best practices limits the ability to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Internet, Theory Practice Relationship