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Grimley, Mick – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Recent developments in digital technology have resulted in the unprecedented uptake of digital technology engagement as a leisure-time pursuit across the age span. This has resulted in the speculation that such use of digital technology is responsible for changes in cognition and learning behaviour. This study investigated two groups of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Research Skills
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Chan, Eveline; Unsworth, Len – Australian Educational Researcher, 2011
This paper presents the qualitative results of a study of students' reading of multimodal texts in an interactive, online environment. The study forms part of a larger project which addressed image-language interaction as an important dimension of language pedagogy and assessment for students growing up in a multimedia digital age. Thirty-two Year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Interaction, Internet
McCarthy, Betsy; Michel, Lisa; Tiu, Michelle; Atienza, Sara; Rice, John; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Tafoya, Armando – WestEd, 2011
"The Electric Company" ("TEC") television show won the hearts of children because it made learning fun. Thirty years later, the iconic show has returned with the goal of not only teaching literacy, but also numeracy (the ability to work with and understand numbers) and mathematics vocabulary in a fun, entertaining, and engaging…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Literacy, Phonics, Formative Evaluation
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Sun, Yanqing; Zhang, Jianwei; Scardamalia, Marlene – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Online discourse from a class of 22 students (11 boys and 11 girls) was analysed to assess advances in conceptual understanding and literacy. The students worked over a two-year period (Grades 3-4), during which they contributed notes to an online Knowledge Building environment--Knowledge Forum[R]. Contributions revealed that both boys and girls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Grade 3, Gender Differences
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Dowdall, Clare – Literacy, 2009
Social networking can currently be described as a mainstream youth activity, with almost half of 8-17-year-old children, who have access to the Internet, claiming to participate. As an activity it is of particular interest to literacy educators because it is enacted through the production and consumption of text. However, a growing body of…
Descriptors: Text Structure, Social Networks, Elementary School Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Fernandez-Cardenas, Juan Manuel – Thinking Skills and Creativity, 2008
This paper looks at the collaborative construction of web pages in History by a Year-4 group of children in a primary school in the UK. The aim of this paper is to find out: (a) How did children interpret their involvement in this literacy practice? (b) How the construction of web pages was interactionally accomplished? and (c) How can creativity…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Design, History Instruction