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Elkins, John, Ed.; Luke, Allan, Ed. – 2000
Suggesting that teaching in New Times requires that educators read and re/mediate the social relations, the cultural knowledges, and the relationships of power between adolescents and their social, biological, and semiotic universes, this collection of essays offers new ways of seeing and talking about adolescents and their literacies. Most of the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Lewis, Cynthia; Fabos, Bettina – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
This study examined the functions of Instant Messaging (IM) among seven youths who regularly used this digital technology in their daily lives. Grounded in theories of literacy as a social and semiotic practice, this research asked what functions IM served in participants' lives and how their social identities shaped and were shaped by this form…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Social Networks, Young Adults, Computer Mediated Communication
Fabos, Bettina – 2002
This case study investigates the commercialized nature of Internet content and the ways educators and students negotiate and talk about such content. In factoring in the economic and historical context of educational Internet content, this case study also addresses educators' evolving attitudes towards commercialism in the classroom. A survey was…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet
Fabos, Bettina – 2001
Instead of forcing a pattern that attempts to liken technology with technology, this paper tells a number of individual, more complicated stories about how certain technologies entered the classroom and differed drastically in terms of their potential as teaching aids. In doing so, the paper investigates the historical, political and economic…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Equipment, Educational History
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Fabos, Bettina – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2000
Describes "ZAPME!," a company operating an Internet site geared toward educators, students, and parents offering computer hardware to schools in exchange for student-targeted classroom web advertising. Examines the design and web content of the site, and visits the corporate web site. Finds a calculated attempts to influence pedagogy and the…
Descriptors: Advertising, Consumer Economics, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lewis, Cynthia; Fabos, Bettina – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2000
Reports on research on computer-mediated communication among adolescent females in the United States Midwest, examining the purposes served by a particular kind of Internet communication (Instant Messaging) in the life of one girl and her best friend. Points to the need for new pedagogies that both incorporate and offer critical frames for new…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Thinking, Educational Research