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Beach, Richard; Doerr-Stevens, Candance – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
Social networking sites may include argumentative writing about particular issues in which participants adopt competing perspective and discourses on those issues. This study examined roles and discourses adopted by high school students participating in an online role-play conducted on a Ning platform regarding their school's Internet policies on…
Descriptors: High School Students, Persuasive Discourse, School Policy, Administrative Policy
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Ahn, June – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
Social network sites (SNSs) like Myspace and Facebook are now popular online communities with large teenage user populations. Teens use these technologies to interact, play, explore, and learn in significant ways. As scholars become interested in studying these new online communities, I contribute to the emerging conversation by re-examining…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Social Networks, Internet, Adolescents
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Greenhow, Christine; Burton, Lisa – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2011
The development of social capital in young people is positively associated with educational attainment, achievement, and psychosocial factors. Prior research has explored factors that contribute to social capital, such as offline social networks. To a lesser extent, studies have analyzed the relationship between online social networks and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Achievement, Social Networks, Social Capital
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Schwartz, Neil H.; Andersen, Christopher; Hong, Namsoo; Howard, Bruce; McGee, Steven – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2004
Twenty-eight students (aged 9 to 17) freely explored a science Web site structured either in an outline (linear) format or "puzzle" (non-linear) format for 2.5 hours. Subjects then engaged in tasks involving locational memory and informational recall. The results indicate that presence of metacognitive skills was a necessary but not sufficient…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Memory, Instructional Design, Hypermedia