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Al-Jarrah, Rasheed S.; Al-Ahmad, Sayyah – System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study investigated English-language writing instruction in Jordan at three levels, namely primary and secondary state schools, a private school, and a state university. To address this issue, the researchers used tape-recorded interviews and class observations as primary tools of collecting data for the study. It turned out that a host of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Universities
Koc, Mustafa; Ferneding, Karen Ann – Online Submission, 2013
Contemporary studies have become interested in determining transformative effects of information and communication technologies on youngsters' social and cultural identity developments. Internet cafés are techno- social spaces where people access to digital media and interact with global cultural flows. Such interactions are profound because they…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Life Style, Information Technology, Internet
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Koc, Mustafa; Ferneding, Karen Ann – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2013
Contemporary studies have become interested in determining transformative effects of information and communication technologies on youngsters' social and cultural identity developments. Internet cafés are techno-social spaces where people access to digital media and interact with global cultural flows. Such interactions are profound because they…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Life Style, Information Technology, Internet
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Furlong, John; Davies, Chris – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
The paper presents findings from a large-scale mixed methods study of young people's uses of new technologies at home to address a number of key conceptual issues in understanding the home as context for learning. First it is argued that young people's engagement with new technologies is fundamentally bound up with their own identity. It then goes…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Young Adults, Youth, Educational Technology
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Winter, Jennie; Cotton, Debby; Gavin, Joan; Yorke, Jon D. – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a small-scale study that documented the use of information technology for learning by a small group of postgraduate students. Our findings support current knowledge about characteristics displayed by effective e-learners, but also highlight a less researched but potentially important issue in developing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Learning Activities, Information Technology
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Novais, Maykon A. P.; Ramos, Monica Parente; Nappo, Solange A.; Sigulem, Daniel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This study involved fourteen semistructured interviews with teaching staff at a Brazilian university. These interviews were aimed at unveiling possible transformations caused by distance education in classroom teaching and in medical assistance practices. The discourses collected were analyzed using qualitative methods and divided into groups with…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries