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International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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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
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Wilson, Elizabeth K.; Wright, Vivian H.; Inman, Christopher T.; Matherson, Lisa H. – Social Studies, 2011
Digital technologies have changed the way students read and communicate. Subsequently, teachers must use technology to engage their students in learning. This article illustrates the value of using Web 2.0 tools (blogs, wikis, and digital media-sharing) in the social studies classroom. Additionally, a social studies teacher shares insights into…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration
Berger, Pam – School Library Monthly, 2010
Web 2.0 applications are changing how educators interact both with each other and with their students. Educators can use these new Web tools daily to create, share, socialize, and collaborate with students, colleagues, and newly developed network contacts. School librarians are finding that Web 2.0 tools are bringing them more ways to embrace and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Educational Technology, Librarians, Teacher Student Relationship
Green, David – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2009
Since it was coined by Tim O'Reilly in formulating the first Web 2.0 Conference in 2004, the term "Web 2.0" has definitely caught on as a designation of a second generation of Web design and experience that emphasizes a high degree of interaction with, and among, users. Rather than simply consulting and reading Web pages, the Web 2.0 generation is…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Creativity, Information Technology
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
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2009
Are colleges and universities doing enough to take advantage of Web 2.0 and social networking tools in their recruitment and retention efforts? "Not even close," says Sam Richard, a 23-year-old junior in the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Richard is one of six students in ASU's Student Ambassadors for…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Creativity, Information Technology
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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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Byrne, Richard – Teacher Librarian, 2009
It is nearly a full decade into the 21st Century and unfortunately many schools are still using the term "21st Century teaching" as a far-off, futuristic idea. The fact of the matter is that the longer schools wait to use technology in their classrooms, the further behind their global peers students will become. With some research, creativity, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Creativity, Information Technology
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Magolda, Peter M.; Platt, Glenn J. – About Campus, 2009
The recent creation of Web 2.0 applications dramatically alters the ways in which universities recruit and educate students. Technology insiders usually attribute the phrase "Web 2.0" to Tim O'Reilly, author and publisher of the ubiquitous O'Reilly series of technology books (http://oreilly.com). Although there is no shortage of definitions of Web…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Internet
Lietzau, Zeth – Online Submission, 2009
The use of interactive web technologies on public library web sites in the United States has been a topic of much discussion in recent years, and a shift in certain types of user services is underway. Terms like "Web 2.0" and even "Library 2.0" have become common in library literature and at conferences as those on the early…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Web Sites
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Zhang, Allee M.; Zhu, Yunxia; Hildebrandt, Herbert – Business Communication Quarterly, 2009
This article aims to report initial findings about networking in organizational settings in Australia through the use of enterprise social software. According to Gray and Honick (2008), enterprise social software (also known as Enterprise 2.0) is a term describing social software used in businesses and enterprises. It includes such tools as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Organizational Communication, Network Analysis
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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
Villano, Matt; Gullon, Monica – Campus Technology, 2009
Like fine wines, Web 2.0 technologies get better with age. Gone are the days of the pointless chat room; this is the era of social networking juggernauts such as Facebook, MySpace, and Friendster. Services offered by these firms are helpful in facilitating connections among users in every industry and of every age. In higher education, however, a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Networks, Benchmarking, Technological Advancement