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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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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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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
Julka, Ashley; Stehr, Grady; Parks, Denise; Trechter, David – MINDS@UW, 2010
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how middle school students and their parents are using technologies and what programs citizens of Wisconsin might need with respect to these technologies. During the month of February 2010, staff from the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Lori…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Surveys, Computer Use, Parent Attitudes
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Wylie, Scott; Marri, Anand R. – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: The paper aims to examine high school students' use of social networking to participate in teledeliberative democratic dialogue and explicates the implications of this dialogue for democratic education that is inclusive of all students. Design/methodology/approach: The case study analyzes the comments of 111 high school students over ten…
Descriptors: Cues, Nonverbal Communication, Citizenship, Democracy
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Laferriere, Therese; Montane, Mireia; Gros, Begona; Alvarez, Isabel; Bernaus, Merce; Breuleux, Alain; Allaire, Stephane; Hamel, Christine; Lamon, Mary – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Knowledge Building is approached in this study from an organizational perspective, with a focus on the nature of school-university-government partnerships to support research-based educational innovation. The paper starts with an overview of what is known about effective partnerships and elaborates a conceptual framework for Knowledge Building…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
Hur, Jung Won; Brush, Thomas A. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine reasons for teacher participation in online communities of K-12 teachers. The authors interviewed 23 teachers from three self-generated online communities and analyzed more than 2,000 postings in those communities. The findings indicated five reasons for participation: (a) sharing emotions, (b) utilizing…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Sharples, M.; Graber, R.; Harrison, C.; Logan, K. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2009
This paper reports findings from a survey and interviews with children aged 11-16 years, teachers and parents on their attitudes to e-safety in relation to social networking and media creation (Web 2.0) and their practices at school and at home. The results showed that 74% of the children surveyed have used social network (SN) sites and that a…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Social Networks, Children, Adolescents
Foulger, Teresa S.; Ewbank, Ann Dutton; Kay, Adam; Popp, Sharon Osborn; Carter, Heather Lynn – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2009
MySpace and Facebook are innovative digital communication tools that surpass traditional means of social interaction. However, in some instances in which educators have used these tools, public reactions to them have resulted in sanctions. With the notion that traditional ideas of privacy and teacher conduct are not yet defined in online worlds,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Sanctions, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction