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Kammerer, Yvonne; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Jarodzka, Halszka – Frontline Learning Research, 2018
Recent technological developments related to the World Wide Web including mobile computing, social media, and online videos are shaping the way we learn. As argued in the present commentary, the majority of educational psychological research that has examined how individuals learn by searching the Web, however, has not kept up with this pace.…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Electronic Learning, Learning Processes
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Payne, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
This article is written in response to the work of Damien Riggs, providing a critical reading of his analysis of the inherent homophobia and gender normativity present in a selection of sexuality education websites targeted at children. Taking up the productive possibilities of both silences and narrative disruptions, the author examines a moment…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, Paleontology, Internet
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Fowler, Zoe; Stanley, Grant; Murray, Jean; Jones, Marion; McNamara, Olwen – Professional Development in Education, 2013
This article focuses on a virtual research environment (VRE) and how it facilitated the networking of teacher educators participating in an Economic and Social Research Council-funded research capacity-building project. Using the theoretical lenses of situated learning and socio-cultural approaches to literacy, participants' ways of engaging with…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Capacity Building, Communities of Practice, Educational Environment
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Goodyear, Leslie – American Journal of Evaluation, 2012
Where do evaluators find resources on ethics and ethical practice? This article highlights a relatively new online resource, a centerpiece project of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE), which brings together information on best practices in ethics in research, academia, and business in an online portal and center. It…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Ethics, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods
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Hunter, Eileen – Educational Horizons, 2012
The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, also known as the Missouri Facebook Law, forbids exclusive or private conversations between teachers and students on Facebook. A judge has granted an injunction against it, but this issue has sparked a debate among teachers about whether they should be Facebook friends with current students and in what ways…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Social Networks
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Redden, Guy; Low, Remy – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
The National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN)--is conducted through standardized tests that are administered to all Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9. It was implemented in 2008 by the same Labor government that introduced My School (www.myschool.edu.au). Enjoying bipartisan political support and popular with the public…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Literacy, Numeracy
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences" that originated in Philadelphia in November 2010. In just a little over a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum across the country and now around the globe. This teacher-driven, bottom-up approach to professional development…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teacher Education, Interviews
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Junior, Nyasha; Edwards, Amy – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
This essay describes a web site evaluation project which served as the final assignment for an undergraduate "Introduction to Religion" course. The essay discusses lessons learned from the design and implementation of this web-based research assignment over three consecutive semesters. It includes insights from an instructor and a reference…
Descriptors: Religion, Internet, Web Sites, Evaluation
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Taylor, Carol A.; Dunne, Mairead – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
This article considers some of the ways in which the transformative power of Web 2.0 digital technology is reconfiguring learning, knowledge and academic identities in the contemporary university. Through a focus on five specific examples, we consider the impact of virtualization processes on spatiality, materiality and embodiment, and pedagogic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
Seifert, Kelvin – Online Submission, 2010
Even though introductory educational psychology is a widespread feature of preservice teacher education, instructors of this course generally learn to teach the course in isolation from each other--a circumstance that limits the effectiveness of this course. The traditional strategies of professional development are conducting research about the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Professional Development
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Pritchard, Josh – Behavior Analyst, 2010
Carbon dioxide from automobiles is a major contributor to global climate change. In "Virtual Rewards for Driving Green," Josh Pritchard proposes a computer application that will enable fuel-efficient drivers to earn "green" dollars with which to buy digital merchandise on the Web. Can getting items that exist only in cyberspace actually change a…
Descriptors: Rewards, Climate, Energy Conservation, Fuels
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Hogan, Bernie – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2010
Presentation of self (via Goffman) is becoming increasingly popular as a means for explaining differences in meaning and activity of online participation. This article argues that self-presentation can be split into performances, which take place in synchronous "situations," and artifacts, which take place in asynchronous "exhibitions." Goffman's…
Descriptors: Theories, Figurative Language, Self Concept, Privacy
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Hagood, Margaret C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
The film "No Impact Man" tells the story of 40-something Colin Beavan, his wife Michelle Conlin, their 2-year-old daughter Isabella, and dog Frankie and their decision to go "off the grid" in an effort to have no personal net impact on the environment for a year while living in New York City. The film highlights the family's struggles to stay true…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Nonprint Media, Literacy Education
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Cardon, Peter W.; Okoro, Ephraim – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
At each Association for Business Communication (ABC) conference the authors have attended in the past 2 to 3 years, the many presentations focusing on social networking, blogs, wikis, and various Web 2.0 technologies have captured their attention. They welcome the wonderful, new communication tools that increasingly allow people to communicate and…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Undergraduate Study, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Thomas, Herbert – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Traditionally, at least according to popular wisdom, learning took place in venues that were custom-designed for the purpose. The purpose, given the evidence of the artefacts with which we are confronted, seems to have been the educational equivalent of the production line that so succinctly characterised the industrialisation of society. One…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Epistemology
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