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Sullins, Jeremiah; Howard, Tiffany; Goza, Kimberly – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate various textual characteristics of popular children television shows. More specifically, researchers examined both the quantity and quality of question asked (i.e., question training). Furthermore, several readability components among the different shows (e.g., narrativity, syntactic simplicity,…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Children, Television Research, Programming (Broadcast)
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Warrier, Sheela; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This article focuses on aspects of children's rights as portrayed in television. The results of a six-month research study show analyses of television content of Channel 5, which is the only free-to-air, 24-hour, English-language entertainment channel in Singapore. The results identify the role of television in assisting Singapore to meet its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Television, Childrens Rights, Television Research
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Blake, Canan; Scanlon, Eileen – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
Online learning environments offer new opportunities for learning and over the last decade or so a variety of online learning environments have been developed by researchers to facilitate collaborative learning among students. In this paper we will present a case study of a successful collaborative learning design. This involves a near synchronous…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Synchronous Communication, Online Courses, Seminars
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Gocen, Gokcen; Okur, Alpaslan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
Generally, the speaking aspect is not properly debated when discussing the positive and negative effects of television (TV), especially on children. So, to highlight this point, this study was first initialized by asking the question: "What are the effects of TV on speech?" and secondly, to transform the effects that TV has on speech in…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Television, Middle Schools, Middle School Students
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Dervin, Fred; Gao, Minghui – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2012
Research on intercultural couplehood often relies on cultures and "solid identities" to explain the couples' experiences. By looking at the media construction of an intercultural couple on Chinese television, we are interested in how they are presented and co-constructed through different perspectives, especially if and how (cultural)…
Descriptors: Television Research, Discourse Analysis, Fairy Tales, Television
Pereira, Sara; Pinto, Manuel – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2011
Empowering children for a critical and judicious use and consumption of media is a main objective of media literacy. This paper aims to examine the range of television programs available for children in Portugal through a comparative analysis of the programming for children broadcast by the four Portuguese terrestrial channels (RTP1, RTP2, SIC and…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Educational Television
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Cantor, Paul A. – Academic Questions, 2010
With television having matured as a creative medium in the past few decades, it has taken its rightful place among the subjects scholars study seriously. Professors are now analyzing the meaning and significance of classic shows with the care and intellectual respect traditionally accorded to literary masterpieces. But some academics still resist…
Descriptors: Internet, Television, Student Attitudes, Television Viewing
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Zack, Elizabeth; Barr, Rachel; Gerhardstein, Peter; Dickerson, Kelly; Meltzoff, Andrew N. – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2009
Infants learn less from a televised demonstration than from a live demonstration, the "video deficit effect." The present study employs a novel approach, using touch screen technology to examine 15-month olds' transfer of learning. Infants were randomly assigned either to within-dimension (2D/2D or 3D/3D) or cross-dimension (3D/2D or 2D/3D)…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Infants, Television Research, Educational Research
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Comer, Jonathan S.; Furr, Jami M.; Beidas, Rinad S.; Babyar, Heather M.; Kendall, Philip C. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2008
This study examined children's media use (i.e., amount of television and Internet usage) and relationships to children's perceptions of societal threat and personal vulnerability. The sample consisted of 90 community youth aged 7 to 13 years (M = 10.8; 52.2% male) from diverse economic backgrounds. Analyses found children's television use to be…
Descriptors: Internet, Anxiety, Children, Early Adolescents
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Schmidt, Marie Evans; Pempek, Tiffany A.; Kirkorian, Heather L.; Lund, Anne Frankenfield; Anderson, Daniel R. – Child Development, 2008
This experiment tests the hypothesis that background, adult television is a disruptive influence on very young children's behavior. Fifty 12-, 24-, and 36-month-olds played with a variety of toys for 1 hr. For half of the hour, a game show played in the background on a monaural TV set. During the other half hour, the TV was off. The children…
Descriptors: Play, Toys, Cognitive Development, Toddlers
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Cole, Charlotte F.; Labin, Daniel B.; del Rocio Galarza, Maria – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2008
For nearly four decades, Sesame Workshop has brought the joy of learning to the world's youngest citizens through the introduction of locally-produced coproductions of the preschool television series, "Sesame Street". Many of these television shows have been specifically designed to forward important prosocial messages directly linked to…
Descriptors: Television Research, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Childrens Television
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Sykes, Heather – Sport, Education and Society, 2007
The article uses an episode from the television series "The Sopranos" to illustrate how embodied experiences of sporting practices such as high-school football involve both conscious and unconscious dynamics. It outlines how cultural practices such as masculinist sport are psychically incorporated into the body through the process of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Fantasy, Identification, Teaching Methods
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Wright, Robin Redmon – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2007
This chapter explains how the show "The Avengers," a popular British television program with an unusual female lead role, captured the imagination of women viewers in England from 1962 to 1964. After describing the show and then the research project investigating viewers' responses to it, this chapter explores the experience of watching…
Descriptors: Females, Popular Culture, Educational Television, Womens Studies
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Wallace, Mike – Peabody Journal of Education, 2007
The mass media contribution to education politics is explored through the application of a pluralistic theoretical framework to evidence connected with the making of an episode of a U.K. current affairs television program. The episode addressed a politically contentious educational issue but proved controversial in itself. Several sources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Programming (Broadcast), Mass Media Effects
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├ľnder, Alev; Dagal, Asude Balaban – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2007
The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the opinions of parents of pre-school children about children's programmes on TV. The study had two phases: In the first step "The Evaluation Scale for Children's Programmes" was translated into Turkish, the reliability and validity of the scale was tested through analyzing of the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Television Viewing, Preschool Children
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