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Booth, Sharon Elizabeth – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Innovative uses of technology to support teacher learning are emerging through professional learning communities that leverage social networking technologies. The value of an online community for educators lies in the rich and open exchange of ideas, experiences, and resources where educators feel both respected and supported. Yet among the most…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Internet, Socialization
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Lu, Jingyan; Zhang, Zhidong – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
Peer assessment has been implemented in schools as both a learning tool and an assessment tool. Earlier studies have explored the effectiveness of peer assessment from different perspectives, such as domain knowledge and skills, peer assessment skills, and attitude changes. However, there is no holistic model describing the effects of cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Prior Learning
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Beach, Richard; Doerr-Stevens, Candance – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
Social networking sites may include argumentative writing about particular issues in which participants adopt competing perspective and discourses on those issues. This study examined roles and discourses adopted by high school students participating in an online role-play conducted on a Ning platform regarding their school's Internet policies on…
Descriptors: High School Students, Persuasive Discourse, School Policy, Administrative Policy
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Ahn, June – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
Social network sites (SNSs) like Myspace and Facebook are now popular online communities with large teenage user populations. Teens use these technologies to interact, play, explore, and learn in significant ways. As scholars become interested in studying these new online communities, I contribute to the emerging conversation by re-examining…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Social Networks, Internet, Adolescents
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Blau, Ina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
This study explores the relationships between Internet abuse (IA)--self-disclosure, online application usage, and relationship types--traditional long-distance, purely virtual, and migratory mixed-mode. An online questionnaire was administered to 2884 children and youth. According to the hypotheses, applications differed in their relationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Safety, Children
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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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Mozgovoy, Maxim; Kakkonen, Tuomo; Cosma, Georgina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2010
The availability and use of computers in teaching has seen an increase in the rate of plagiarism among students because of the wide availability of electronic texts online. While computer tools that have appeared in recent years are capable of detecting simple forms of plagiarism, such as copy-paste, a number of recent research studies devoted to…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Alphabets, Internet, Ethics
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Boling, Erica C.; Beatty, Jeanine – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2010
This qualitative case study of 1 teacher and 10 students in an Advanced Placement English class explores the role of computer-mediated feedback in the creation of a classroom learning environment that was supported through hybrid learning experiences. Data sources included classroom observations, online conversations, interviews with 10 high…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, English Teachers, Classroom Environment, Blended Learning
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Thomas, Michael K.; Barab, Sasha A.; Tuzun, Hakan – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
This study examined the tensions surrounding the implementation of a technology-rich educational innovation called Quest Atlantis (QA) in a local public elementary school. Three qualitative case studies of three classrooms implementing the innovation and a subsequent cross-case analysis were undertaken to illuminate: 1) the reasons why teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Elementary Schools
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Kale, Ugur; Brush, Thomas; Saye, John – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
This study examines online messages in a discussion forum that a group of K-12 history teachers used to discuss curriculum implementations as part of their professional development. It has 3 main research foci. First, it focuses on identifying the types of assistances provided to the teachers in an online forum. Second, it examines teachers'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes, Thinking Skills, Content Analysis
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Braasch, Jason L. G.; Lawless, Kimberly A.; Goldman, Susan R.; Manning, Flori H.; Gomez, Kimberly W.; MacLeod, Shaunna M. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2009
The present investigation examined middle school students' evaluations of the usefulness for addressing a social studies inquiry question of a variety of sources of information, and the basis of these judgments. This task situation simulates an early phase of information gathering and selection in the context of inquiry. For each of nine sources,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Information Sources, Evaluation Criteria, Social Studies