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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
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