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Jensen, Signe Hannibal – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
Through the analytical lens of activity theory (Leontiev, 1978, Lantolf & Thorne, 2006), the present study investigates the uptake of affordances for language learning by young (ages 7-11) Danish children (N = 15) in their engagement with English language media in the digital wild. Drawing on ethnographic interviews (Spradley, 1979), during…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Computer Games
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Kormos, Erik – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2019
This study sought to develop an understanding of current practices by professionals in the field to best prepare future social studies educators in the usage of technology. A quantitative investigation examined the usage and perceptions of educational technology by 398 grades 6-12 social studies teachers from across a Mid-Atlantic state. A…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Chirume, S.; Thondhlana, S. – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has come up with the technology platform known as MyVista which can be used to fulfil teaching and learning activities online. However, it appeared that when the MyVista platform became fully operational from 2017, both students and staff members faced a lot of challenges. To investigate these challenges, this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kesici, Ahmet; Tunç, Nazenin Fidan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study was carried out to investigate the digital addiction (DA) level of the university students according to their purposes for using digital tools. 527 students studying at the faculties of education of Erzincan, Dicle, and Siirt Universities participated this study in which general survey model was used. A form was used to reveal for which…
Descriptors: College Students, Addictive Behavior, Student Surveys, Internet
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Annamalai, Nagaletchimee – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2018
Purpose: This study addresses the issue of investigating on how lecturers used WhatsApp in educational context and what are the pre-service teachers' views when WhatsApp is used in teaching and learning activities. Methodology: A qualitative case study was conducted in this study. Two lecturers were interviewed individually to investigate the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2018
Cyberbullying takes place when the Internet is used purposefully to cause harm or discomfort to a specific person or group of persons. Because of the fast growth of digital technologies, cyberbullying is replacing physical bullying and becoming a prevalent social problem around the world. This study outlines the author's efforts of integrating…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bullying
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Alizadeh, Iman – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This study aimed to investigate medical students' evaluation of using Telegram as a Social Networking Site (SNS) in English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) programs. To this end, the students' explanatory responses about the merits and demerits of the SNS as well as their suggestions for improving its educational usability were collected.…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, English for Academic Purposes, Social Networks
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Maden, Sedat – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aimed to determine the digital reading habits of pre-service Turkish language teachers. The study was conducted with relational screening model. The study sample included pre-service Turkish language teachers (n = 140) who were faculty of education students at a state university. To determine the digital reading habits of…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Turkish, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Petty, Teresa; Wang, Weichao; Wilkins, Patti – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Cyber bullying, digital identity, impact of digital footprints, and use of inappropriate social media are topics that are gaining attention in K-12 schools. As more schools and school districts are implementing 1-1 and "bring your own technology" initiatives, attention to these topics is becoming increasingly important. A total of 593…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Media, Student Surveys, Bullying
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Read, Barbara – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
The global rise of 'neo-populism', culminating in the election of the populist Republican candidate Donald Trump to the US presidency, has been accompanied by a notable backlash and resistance to what has been categorised as governing/dominating 'elites', including HE academic institutions. Populist critiques centre on a perceived climate of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Criticism, Political Attitudes, Newspapers
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Bradshaw, Larry L. – International Research and Review, 2018
The Internet is a high-speed communication link incorporating computers, networks and users throughout the world via TCPLP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) which allows dissimilar systems to interoperate (Krol,1992). This article presents how Iowa students participating in the international Internet experience learned how to…
Descriptors: Internet, Student Experience, College Students, Cultural Awareness
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McDonald-Brown, Craig; Laxman, Kumar; Hope, John – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
The emerging adolescents of today are required to navigate challenges and risks quite different from those faced by their parents and teachers. The usual trials of adolescence have been magnified and transformed, in large part due to the development of information and communication technology, and the rapid rise of online social networking. The…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Self Efficacy, Parent Role, Teacher Role
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Levak, Natasha; Son, Jeong-Bae – ReCALL, 2017
Learning how to comprehend while listening to a second language is often considered by learners to be a difficult process that can lead to anxiety when trying to communicate (Graham, 2006; Graham & Macaro, 2008). Computer-mediated communication (CMC) can be used to assist in increasing access to native speakers and opportunities to listen.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Computer Simulation, Social Systems
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Soengas-Pérez, Xosé; Assif, Mohamed – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
This research analyses the contribution of cyberactivism to the political and social change in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, as well as the opinion of young Arabs on the present context. Meaningful information has been extracted from regular interviews to 30 undergraduates over a five-year period. These students had already participated in the process…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Activism, Social Change
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Simonson, Michael, Ed.; Seepersaud, Deborah, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2017
For the fortieth time, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two volumes.…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games
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