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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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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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Bajrektarevic, Anis – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Misled by a quick triumphalism of the social media, the international news agencies have confused the two: revolt and revolution. The past episodes of unrest started as a social, not a political, public revolt. Through the pain of sobriety, the protesters are learning that neither globalisation nor the McFB way of life is a shortcut to…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Web Sites
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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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Cheung, Chi-Kim – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The nature of knowledge is being redefined by a new media landscape that allows all participants to be media producers and owners. Without a comprehensive strategy to include Web 2.0 tools and social media practices within schools, powerful new skills will be neither harnessed, nor developed. Despite the challenge to the relationship between…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Teacher Student Relationship, Generational Differences, Technology Education
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Ching, Cynthia Carter; Hursh, Anthony W. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article examines a little-discussed phenomenon in the study of both peer-to-peer collaborative networks and teaching with technology: that of teachers caught in the middle between open public networks as teaching resources and highly restrictive school policies regarding internet content and online access. Based on their experiences as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Social Networks
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Pegrum, Mark – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
Networks have emerged as the dominant organizational structures of our time. In the networked era, social networks underpinned by the internet are crucial to obtaining and filtering information as well as reaching audiences and collaborators. To remain relevant in this era, educational institutions must foster "network literacy," teaching students…
Descriptors: Schools, Audiences, Social Networks, Internet
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Kalantzis, Mary; Cope, Bill – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article outlines a learning intervention which the authors call Learning by Design. The goal of this intervention is classroom and curriculum transformation, and the professional learning of teachers. The experiment involves the practical application of the learning theory to everyday classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Learning Theories, Research and Development
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Mills, Kathy A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
The power to influence others in ever expanding social networks in the new knowledge economy is tied to capabilities with digital media production that require increased technological knowledge. This article draws on research in primary classrooms to examine the repertoires of cross-disciplinary knowledge that literacy learners need to produce…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Mass Media, Elementary School Students