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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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Reyna, Jorge; Hanham, Jose; Meier, Peter – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Being literate has traditionally meant being able to read and write using the media of the day. In the 21st century, being literate requires additional skills such as competence with digital media creation. Until recently, those who could afford and use equipment and applications to produce digital media content were typically developers and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Media Literacy, Taxonomy
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Chawinga, Winner Dominic – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
It is understood that microblogging (tweeting) which is a form of Web 2.0, has been a centre of attraction in some institutions of higher education. However, despite its hype and pomp as reported by some scholars in developed countries, integration of Twitter in a classroom environment in developing countries is just beginning to flourish. In…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Terras, Melody M.; Ramsay, Judith; Boyle, Elizabeth – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
The provision of Open Educational Resources (OER) means that learning horizons are no longer restricted by time and space. However, if the learning potential of OER is to be fully realised, educators and students must have the media literacy skills to select, use and produce information in a judicious and useful way. A consideration of the…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Psychology
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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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Davidson, Cathy N.; Goldberg, David Theo – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained largely the same for years, even centuries. What happens to traditional educational institutions when learning also takes place on a…
Descriptors: Schools, Internet, Informal Education, Web Sites
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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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Bleazby, Jennifer – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
There is an extensive body of literature which argues that the Internet supports student-centred learning, collaboration, community, higher-order thinking and the construction of meaning and knowledge. As such, many e-learning advocates have turned to the Community of Inquiry as an ideal pedagogy because it too shares these educational ideals.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies