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Nikken, Peter; Jansz, Jeroen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
With children using digital media at ever younger ages, media-education becomes a pressing issue for parents. As there is hardly any research on how parents guide the online activities of toddlers and young children an internet-survey was held among 792 Dutch parents of children aged between 2 and 12 years. Factor analysis revealed that for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Surveys, Parents, Young Children
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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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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Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka; Belbas, Brad – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
As educators interested in pedagogical uses of technology, we utilize the internet to improve students' knowledge and awareness of the world beyond our own national borders. Web-based technologies offer us resources for our courses and can play an important role in promoting a more active style of learning from our students. Yet when teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Doerr, Neriko M.; Sato, Shinji – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
This article discusses the validity of the incorporation of online communication in language education classes as a practice free of power politics. By examining blog activities in an advanced-level Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language classroom at a university in the USA, we show that the blog's postings and readers' comments evoke certain modes of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning
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Jin, Li; Wen, Zhigang; Gough, Norman – Learning, Media and Technology, 2010
Virtual worlds have been linked with e-learning applications to create virtual learning environments (VLEs) for the past decade. However, while they can support many educational activities that extend both traditional on-campus teaching and distance learning, they are used primarily for learning content generated and managed by instructors. With…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Active Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Wheeler, Steve; Wheeler, Dawn – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
This paper discusses writing as a social practice and speculates on how wikis might be used to promote higher quality academic writing and support collaborative learning. This study of undergraduate teacher trainees' online learning activities focuses on how shared spaces--wikis--might be used to communicate ideas and generate course-specific…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Collaborative Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching Methods
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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
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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
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Luckin, Rosemary; Clark, Wilma; Graber, Rebecca; Logan, Kit; Mee, Adrian; Oliver, Martin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2009
In this paper, we report on survey and focus group data relating to the activities and perceptions of learning with Web 2.0 technologies of students aged between 11 and 16 years in 27 UK secondary schools. The study confirms that these learners had high levels of access to Web 2.0 technologies and that Web 2.0 activities were prolific. However,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Focus Groups, Internet