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Chapman-Novakofski, Karen; Muzaffar, Henna; Castelli, Darla; Scherer, Jane – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
Health information on the Internet is popular for both adults and adolescents. Providing this information in an enjoyable manner during school may provide an alternative to teacher-led education. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of "edutainment". The objective of this study was to explore these advantages and disadvantages…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Games, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Walker, Kristen L.; Kiesler, Tina; Malone, Summer – Online Submission, 2016
This project involved the development of a comprehensive and educational social marketing communications plan designed to help educate middle-school-aged youth about information use and abuse online. We achieved our goal of enhancing digital information literacy while developing critical thinking and creative communication skills for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Privacy, Information Utilization, Internet
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Sandlin, Jean Kelso; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including student-written blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students' perceptions of social media authenticity…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Student Recruitment, College Admission
Purcell, Kristen; Heaps, Alan; Buchanan, Judy; Friedrich, Linda – Pew Research Center, 2013
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these high school and middle school teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students' access to technology, and those who teach low-income students face obstacles…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Use, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Pow, Jacky; Fu, Jun – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
This study explores a strategy for Web-based collaborative inquiry learning (WCIL) for the purpose of developing students' digital literacy (DL). In view of the problems and difficulties identified in a previously published case study of WCIL practice in a class of secondary 3 students (aged 14 to 15), another round of WCIL activity was carried…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Literacy, Multimedia Materials
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Crook, Charles – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This report draws on 53 focus group interviews conducted with students aged 13 and 15 in both representative and innovating UK secondary schools. The schedule for these discussions covered a wide range of issues relating to the use of Web 2.0 services both in and out of school. These young people were often deeply engaged with this technology and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Learning
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Gaudelli, William; Crocco, Margaret; Hawkins, Alexandra – Education and Society, 2012
The authors examine how representations of the Vietnam War in documentary film offer teachers unique opportunities to use visual media sources to teach a difficult moment in United States history. They discuss the use of documentary films and television, as well as Internet-based platforms such as YouTube. They argue that new media that serve as…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Films, Archives, United States History
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; El-Moslimany, Hebbah; McDonnell, Janice; Lichtenwalner, Sage – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2011
The development of inquiry and project-based materials is challenging in many ways, not the least of which is the design of supports for teachers implementing such materials. We report on the design of educative and just-in-time teacher supports for an online project-based unit in ocean science. The teacher supports were visible as tabs on the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Oceanography, Active Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Havas, Jano; de Nooijer, Jascha; Crutzen, Rik; Feron, Frans – Health Education, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the needs and views of adolescents regarding the development of online support for mental health problems. Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured qualitative focus group interviews were conducted with ten groups of Dutch adolescents (n=106), aged 12-19 years, from four urban secondary schools…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescent Attitudes, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Jun, Fu; Pow, Jacky – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2011
Digital literacy (DL), a term that emerged with the explosion of digital information and multimedia technology, refers to basic competence in using digital technology. The present study first analyzed the evolvement from media literacy to digital literacy and developed a four-branch theoretical framework of DL by investigating related definitions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Media Literacy, Internet