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West, Jessica A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In this article, I share the ways in which New Literacies theory served as an interpretive lens to understand how the Internet as a cultural tool mediates the literacy actions of adolescents in English Language Arts classrooms. Data were drawn from a larger study in which students who were considered "at-risk" because of previous…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Literacy Education, Internet
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Kumar Basak, Sujit; Wotto, Marguerite; Bélanger, Paul – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
In the 21st century, the information and communication technology explosion increases the uses of digital devices for many purposes in the world of work and in formal and non-formal education. This study analyzes existing literature on the basis of the definition of the concepts, terminology used, differences, fundamental perspectives, benefits,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Distance Education
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Snake-Beings, Emit – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
Technologies that expand the learning environment to include interactions outside of the physical space of the classroom, such as the use of Google as an aid to memory, represent one aspect of learning that occurs within several seemingly decentralised spaces. On the other hand, it can be argued that such interactive technologies are enclosed in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Search Engines
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Panke, Stefanie; Seufert, Tina – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
In the last decade, the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) has gained an undeniable momentum. However, it is an easy trap to confuse download and registration rates with actual learning and interest in the adoption and reuse of OER. If we focus solely on access, we cannot differentiate between processes of mere information foraging and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Theories, Student Role, Student Characteristics
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Deimann, Markus – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Among the most important of the tremendous changes that have been taken place in teaching and learning throughout recent years has been a move towards 'openness' in education. This includes an increased availability of alternatively licensed resources as well as extended possibilities for formal and quasi-formal learning in the context…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Methods, Learning Theories, Educational Philosophy
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Peter, Sandra; Farrell, Lesley – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
What is "open" about Open Educational Resources? How does education become "open" when it is removed from the institutional housing of the school or the university and develops in public social settings? Has the Internet, in providing educational content without cost and free of copyright restrictions, provoked a unique and…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Open Education, World History
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Vella, Anthony Joseph – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Individuals have often used various methods to express who they are and what they represent. Throughout time techniques may have changed but the essential ideas and goals remain the same: how am I able to show the world who I am and what I believe? This study placed that question in the context of the digital world and culture which has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Friesen, Norm; Lowe, Shannon – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Recent years have seen the rise of Internet technologies which facilitate activities that are, above all, social and participatory, allowing children and adults to create and share their own content, and to communicate in a wide range of forums. Correspondingly, there has been great popular and expert interest in the potential of Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Phenomenology
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Nam, Kyoung-Ah; Fry, Gerald W. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Since its inception at Harvard in 2004, the social network, Facebook, has grown dramatically and spread across the globe. It will soon have 1 billion users and is now operative in over 75 languages. A large percentage of undergraduates are now active on Facebook. Much of the recent literature on Facebook focuses on business applications and how it…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Social Networks, Internet
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Dharankar, Madhavi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Countries like India are engaged in exploring appropriate ways of tackling the urgent problem of educating their large and growing populations in relatively little time and with limited resources. Against this background, achieving universal primary education is a major concern. If this Millennium Development Goal is to be achieved, the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Ashour, Rateb; Alzghool, Haneen; Iyadat, Yousef; Abu-Alruz, Jamal – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the level of mobile phone applications in university classrooms in Jordan. A sample of 313 undergraduate students participated in the study by completing the researchers' designed questionnaire, which is composed of 13 items. The results of the study indicate that participants perceived a high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Alizadeh, Iman – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
The whole thrust of this study was to delve into some of the pedagogical and practical challenges intimately related to employing e-learning for teaching language. To this aim, 30 language learners targeted as the subjects of the study were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups after administering a pretest. One the one hand, the…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning
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Waks, Leonard J. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article critiques the report of President Obama's taskforce on educational technology, "Transforming American Education". It calls into question the claims of the authors that the proposed policy is "revolutionary", and then offers a point-by-point comparison between the report's recommendations and those derived from a perspective taking…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Change
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Decuypere, Mathias; Simons, Maarten; Masschelein, Jan – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
The ongoing development of mobile devices like cell phones, iPods, PDAs, and so on is seen by an increasing number of educationalists as a chance to focus on a new kind of learning. This mobile learning, as it is called, should enable students to learn while on the move. Rather than giving a genealogy of the use of mobile equipment in education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Telecommunications, Educational Research, Computer Mediated Communication
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Roberts, Peter; Peters, Michael A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2011
This article explores different forms of openness and closure in two knowledge communities: the fictional world of Castalia in Hermann Hesse's great work "The Glass Bead Game", and the twenty-first-century cyberspatial universe of Wikipedia. These two worlds differ in some important respects, but they also share a number of educationally…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Education, Social Organizations, Novels
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