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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This study targets librarians and information professionals who use Web 2.0 tools and applications with a view to providing snapshots on how Web 2.0 technologies are used. It also aims to identify values and impact that such tools have exerted on libraries and their services, as well as to detect various issues associated with the implementation…
Descriptors: Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Lee, Carmen K. M.; Barton, David – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This article reports on a study of user-generated multilingual writing activities on the photo sharing site, Flickr.com[R]. It discusses how Flickr users deploy their multilingual resources when interacting with international audiences, the factors affecting their language choice, and how new multilingual identities are constructed. An exploratory…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Content Analysis, Photography, Visual Aids
Johnson, Mary J. – Library Media Connection, 2009
Nothing comes closer to "the truth" than a primary source, even a primary source with wart--biases, narrow-minded interpretations, and historical inaccuracies. Students who learn to apply critical thinking to the analysis of primary sources also learn to situate sources within the broader historical context, test hypotheses, form their own…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Internet
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Boon, Stuart; Sinclair, Christine – Educational Media International, 2009
The authors use their own experiences with social software to argue for the need for caution in its uses in education. They particularly draw attention to difficulties in engagement, the effects on identity, an emphasis on superficial issues, lack of coherence, and problems with authenticity and trust. While Facebook and Second Life appear to have…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Social Networks, Creativity
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Ramirez, Alex; Hine, Michael; J.; Ji, Shaobo; Ulbrich, Frank; Riordan, Rob – Learning Inquiry, 2009
This article investigates the relationship of learning and its infrastructure using Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate the acquisition of skills needed to succeed in a global economy. We explore the learning phenomenon as a way to bring forward a process of continuous improvement supported by social software. We use a commonly accepted definition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Creativity