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Stevens, Ken – Online Submission, 2013
The proliferation of Internet-based networks linking small schools in rural communities in some countries challenges the appropriateness of teaching exclusively in the closed environments of traditional classrooms. The development of Internet-based school networks, facilitating the creation of virtual classes, has implications for the professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
In order to understand the culture of the physical, virtual, and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we build on Gee's concept of affinity spaces. Drawing on our ethnographic research of adolescent literacies related to The Hunger Games novels, the Neopets online game, and The Sims videogames, this article explores the nature of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation
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Stevens, Ken – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
The proliferation of Internet-based networks linking small schools in rural communities in some countries challenges the appropriateness of teaching exclusively in the closed environments of traditional classrooms. The development of Internet-based school networks, facilitating the creation of virtual classes, has implications for the professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Rural Areas, Internet
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Simmonds, Michael; Webb, P. Taylor – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2013
This paper describes how a locally developed school ranking system affected student enrolment patterns in British Columbia over time. In developing an annual school "report card" that was published in newspapers and online, the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute created a marketplace for school choice by devising an accountability scheme…
Descriptors: Accountability, Foreign Countries, School Choice, Educational Policy
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Richardson, John M. – English Journal, 2012
Every year the author and his colleagues take their grade 12 English students to see four plays at one of Canada's major theaters. Chatting about the series on the last day of class, his students asked him if he had seen "the blue glow from the back row." Laughing at his bewilderment, they told him that during the performances so many…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Theaters
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Bartz, Janet – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
An e-learning project is a balance of time, cost, and scope measured against learner engagement. With this measure, the learner is part of every stage in the project's development. Assessing decisions with regards to learner impact will contribute to a more engaging and therefore successful project. To illustrate this concept, this paper will…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Material Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Social Studies