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Lu, Jingyan; Deng, Liping – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This study examined how students in a Hong Kong high school used Diigo, an online annotation tool, to support their argumentative reading activities. Two year 10 classes, a high-performance class (HPC) and an ordinary-performance class (OPC), highlighted passages of text and wrote and attached sticky notes to them to clarify argumentation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Persuasive Discourse, Reading
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Jimoyiannis, Athanassios; Tsiotakis, Panagiotis; Roussinos, Dimitrios; Siorenta, Anastasia – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Web 2.0 has captured the interest and the imagination of both educators and researchers while it is expected to exert a significant impact on instruction and learning, in the context of the 21st century education. Hailed as an open collaborative learning space, many questions remain unanswered regarding the appropriate teacher preparation and the…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Computer Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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Ramirez, Elena; Clemente, Maria; Canedo, Isabel; Martin, Jorge – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Knowing precisely how teachers use Internet resources in their classroom practice is essential when seeking to explain what aspects support the real incorporation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in teaching, and in determining the mechanisms underlying the use of these resources in direct teaching situations. This article…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Teaching Methods, Interaction, Internet
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Kimber, Kay; Wyatt-Smith, Claire – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
In this increasingly convergent and digital world, young people are reportedly using new media with high engagement outside school, yet disengaged in those schools where technology access is low or restricted. Such an apparent disconnection is magnified when predictions of their futures are tied to requisites including technological expertise,…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Knowledge Level, Computer Uses in Education, Thinking Skills
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Hope, Andrew – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Drawing upon the cultural risk perspective and writings on risk taking, this paper seeks to develop ideas relating to the effective use of school cyberspace. It is argued that some individuals respond to exaggerated, yet seductive, discourses of online risks by over-blocking, unreasonably restricting students' Internet activity. At the same time,…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Internet, Risk, Computer Uses in Education