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Levin, Blair – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Knowledge is humanity's first and final frontier. From the Edenic exodus to flights beyond earth, mythic narratives reveal that going where no one has gone before to learn what no one has known before drives people like no other quest. That quest, for many millennium largely driven by spiritual needs, has become core to economic and social…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Educational Improvement, Colleges
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Livingstone, Sonia – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
In both schools and homes, information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely seen as enhancing learning, this hope fuelling their rapid diffusion and adoption throughout developed societies. But they are not yet so embedded in the social practices of everyday life as to be taken for granted, with schools proving slower to change their…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Evidence, Educational Policy
Norris, Cathleen A.; Soloway, Elliot – Educational Technology, 2011
Speeding past the Steve Jobs Post-PC Era into the Age of Mobilism, the authors foresee how, by 2015, each and every student in America's K-12 classrooms will be using their own mobile computing device, with those devices engendering the most disruptive transformation in education in 150 years. Classrooms will move from today's "I Teach"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Corporations
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Nixon, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2011
In their quest for resources to support children's early literacy learning and development, parents encounter and traverse different spaces in which discourses and artifacts are produced and circulated. This paper uses conceptual tools from the field of geosemiotics to examine some commercial spaces designed for parents and children that…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Internet, Preschool Education
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O'Neill, D. Kevin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2011
This article synthesizes research on social capital, school outcomes, internet use, and volunteering to argue that e-mentoring--which is commonly practiced over long distances--could become a powerful way to build greater cohesiveness in local communities. Realizing this potential will require a larger-scale and more coordinated approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Design, Mentors, School Effectiveness
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Herrera, Linda; Peters, Michael A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The year 2010 was named the Year of Social Media, a technology of communication and for creating and exchanging "User Generated Content". The year 2010 also marked the start of the Arab revolts where, in Tunisia and Egypt, social media served as a critical platform for expressing dissent, organizing, and providing citizen media accounts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Social Networks, Internet
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Lieber, Andrea – College English, 2010
A series of articles appearing in English-language Jewish newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom have recently announced the "blogosphere"--the world of discourse propelled by the technological innovation of online interactive diaries known as "weblogs"--as a new liberating arena for Orthodox Jewish women. In…
Descriptors: Jews, Females, Sex Role, Electronic Publishing
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Leu, Donald J.; McVerry, J. Gregory; O'Byrne, W. Ian; Kiili, Carita; Zawilinski, Lisa; Everett-Cacopardo, Heidi; Kennedy, Clint; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2011
This commentary explores a central issue for our times, online reading comprehension. It first defines three issues that have largely gone unnoticed as the Internet enters our classrooms: (1) literacy has become deictic; (2) effective online information use requires additional online reading comprehension practices, skills, and dispositions; and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Reading Comprehension, State Standards, Public Policy