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Warschauer, Mark; Matuchniak, Tina – Review of Research in Education, 2010
In this chapter, the authors take a broad perspective on how to analyze issues of technology and equity for youth in the United States. They begin with "access" as a starting point, but consider not only whether diverse groups of youth have digital media available to them but also how that access is supported or constrained by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Technology, Access to Computers, Computer Science Education
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Garland, Virginia E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
What is the school principal's role in ensuring ethical technology use while promoting the use of wireless and advanced technologies in instruction? The rapid advances in technology in only the past 5 years, including the increase in laptops and smart phones, have transformed both educational practices and the role of the school principal as…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Moral Issues, Student Diversity, Ethics
Rudd, Peter; Walker, Matthew – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2010
Web 2.0 technologies are online tools that allow users to share, collaborate and interact with one another. This small-scale project focused on young people's personal use of social media, and on the potential to use these tools to collect the views of young people and involve them in democracy in communities and local authorities. The main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Creativity
Kuzu, Abdullah – Online Submission, 2009
Increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) help individuals to solve several everyday problems, which used to be harder, more complicated and time consuming. Even though ICTs provide individuals with many advantages, they might also serve as grounds for several societal and ethical problems which vary in accordance with…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Content Analysis, Ethics, Interviews
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Kirmani, Mubina Hassanali; Davis, Marcia H.; Kalyanpur, Maya – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2009
Computers have become an important part of young children's lives, both as a source of entertainment and education. The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) position statement on Technology and Young Children (2006) supports the need for equal access to technology for all children with attention to eliminating gender…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Computer Uses in Education, Young Children, Instructional Materials
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Hughes, Gwyneth – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
Enthusiasts for new social software do not always acknowledge that belonging to e-learning communities depends upon complex and often unresolved identity issues for learners. Drawing on the author's previous research on belonging in social learning, the paper presents a theory of identity congruence in social learning and brings to the foreground…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Socialization, Self Concept, Learning Theories