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Manolev, Jamie; Sullivan, Anna; Slee, Roger – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper critically examines the ways in which ClassDojo is altering the disciplinary landscape in schools through the datafication of discipline and student behaviour. ClassDojo is one of the most popular and successful educational technologies and is used internationally. It is a school-based social media platform that incorporates a gamified…
Descriptors: Discipline, Student Behavior, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Macgilchrist, Felicitas – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
As digital data become increasingly central to education, hopes for educational equity are pinned more strongly on educational technology providers. This paper examines the data practices of edtech providers who are not simply making token gestures towards justice and equality. Drawing on ethnographic interviews and Berlant's notion of cruel…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Ethnography, Data Analysis, Equal Education
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Bradbury, Alice – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper examines processes of datafication in early childhood education (ECE) settings for children from birth-five years in England and how this relates to increased formalisation. Unusually, ECE in England includes a standardised curriculum and formative and statutory assessments; thus it has been described as subject to both datafication and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Ratner, Helene; Andersen, Bjarke Lindsø; Madsen, Simon Ryberg – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
Datafication of student learning has carved out an influential space for public and private actors who design technologies for visualizing data. As data visualizations shape how teachers' interpret data, they are powerful devices. This paper examines how teachers get configured as data users in the making of Danish national test data…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests
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Jones, Kyle M. L.; McCoy, Chase – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
In this article, we argue that the contributions of documentation studies can provide a useful framework for analyzing the datafication of students due to emerging learning analytics (LA) practices. Specifically, the concepts of individuals being 'made into' data and how that data is 'considered as' can help to frame vital questions concerning the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Documentation, Guidelines, Data Collection
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Williamson, Ben; Piattoeva, Nelli – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
New data-driven technologies appear to promise a new era of accuracy and objectivity in scientifically-informed educational policy and governance. The data-scientific objectivity sought by education policy, however, is the result of practices of standardization and quantification deployed to settle controversies about the definition and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Accuracy, Educational Policy, Governance
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Gleason, Benjamin – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This research investigates how three high school students in the USA developed new literacies practices through their participation in teenage Twitter. Data was collected from two sources, including archival data from participants' Twitter over a two-year span, and semi-structured interviews. Results found that teenagers developed a number of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Adolescents, High School Students
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Beckman, Karley; Apps, Tiffani; Bennett, Sue; Lockyer, Lori – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
Evidence from large-scale studies of primary and secondary students' technology practices at school over the last decade show disparities in student practices and suggest that schools need to do more to cater for all students. Research that explores the influence of social and cultural factors may be useful for understanding such inequality in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Educational Practices, Social Influences
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Thompson, Greg; Sellar, Sam – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
Education is undergoing various transformations due to new data-driven educational technologies and the management of educational data through data infrastructures. These technologies are frequently promoted to parents and the profession as being 'revolutionary' because they represent a new generation of learning. While computer adaptive tests may…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Testing, Technology Uses in Education
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Funes, Mariana; Mackness, Jenny – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
Open education aspires to democratize education, promote inclusion and effect change through social justice. These aspirations are difficult to realize in open, online environments, which enable multiple, and often conflicting, perspectives. This paper proposes a counter-narrative that surfaces certain operational norms of the internet and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Open Education, Online Courses, Social Media
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Cybart-Persenaire, Alena; Literat, Ioana – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This study examines the impact that producing a print newspaper using cell phones had on marginalized students in a high school journalism classroom. Analysis of data from participant observation, artifact analysis and student interviews revealed that a) students negotiated cell phone use for educational purposes, despite school bans on such…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Self Concept, Telecommunications, Professional Identity
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Chang-Kredl, Sandra; Kozak, Stephanie – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
Conceptualizations of childhood are powerful determinants of adults' interactions with children, and technology and social networking systems are affecting the nature of teachers' knowledge of childhood. We analyzed questionnaire responses from 57 elementary-level teachers from Quebec regarding children's use of "Facebook". Through…
Descriptors: Social Media, Knowledge Level, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires
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Mihailidis, Paul – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This paper explores the structural constraints of contemporary approaches to media literacy in the face of increased partisanship, tribalism, and distrust. In the midst of a renewed call for media literacy initiatives that respond to the increasing levels of distrust in both legacy and grassroots media, this paper argues that media literacy…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Media Literacy, Intervention
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de los Ríos, Cati V. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This article presents the critical digital literacy practices of Latinx bilingual youth in the United States enrolled in a secondary ethnic studies course. Despite the expansion of digital tools in classrooms, empirical studies on the pedagogical affordances of such tools, and how they enhance youth's critical digital literacies and understandings…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Ethnic Studies, Critical Literacy
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Kelly, Lauren Leigh – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
Drawing from Black, feminist epistemologies as well as theories of critical consciousness, and adolescent digital literacies, this paper analyzes the narratives of 7 Black, female high school students who experience oppressive practices, including racial microaggressions, silencing, harsh discipline, and marginalization within a predominately…
Descriptors: Females, African American Students, Personal Narratives, Adolescents
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