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Waldron, Janice – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
In this paper I examine the music learning and teaching in the Banjo Hangout online music community (www.banjohangout.org/) using cyber ethnographic methods of interview and participant observation conducted entirely through computer-mediated communication, which includes Skype and written narrative texts--forum posts, email, chat room…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Musical Instruments
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Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
In order to understand the culture of the physical, virtual, and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we build on Gee's concept of affinity spaces. Drawing on our ethnographic research of adolescent literacies related to The Hunger Games novels, the Neopets online game, and The Sims videogames, this article explores the nature of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation
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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
This paper discusses how the use of digital technologies may support a shift of cultural practices in teaching and learning, to better meet the needs of 21st century higher education learners. A brief discussion of the changing needs of the learners is provided, followed by a review of the overall impact of digital technologies on teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Informal Education, Learning Experience