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Knobel, Michele – E-Learning, 2006
This article focuses on the social practices of propagating and circulating memes within Internet environments as a significant dimension of cultural production and transmission. Memes (pronounced "meems") are contagious patterns of cultural information that are passed from mind to mind and which directly shape and transmit key actions and…
Descriptors: Internet, Cultural Influences, Social Development, Definitions
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Thomas, Angela – E-Learning, 2006
In this article the author explores the seamlessness between children's online and offline worlds. For children, there is no dichotomy of online and offline, or virtual and real; the digital is so much intertwined into their lives and psyche that the one is entirely enmeshed with the other. Despite early research pointing to the differences that…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Children, Childhood Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
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Humphrey, Sally – E-Learning, 2006
In recent years there has been growing awareness of the need to support primary and secondary students in developing competencies for active and participatory citizenship. Among the essential competencies identified in a recent study of politically active teachers was the ability to expand ideas into arguments. This article reports on the early…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Activism, Adolescents, Citizenship Education