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Willett, Rebekah – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This study investigates children's media literacy with a specific focus on socially situatedness of children's understanding of online gaming industries and related marketing. This article analyzes interviews with 8-9-year-olds and their parents in homes in the U.S.A. Rather than concentrating on developmental factors, the article uses a…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Industry, Children, Computer Games
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Perrotta, Carlo; Williamson, Ben – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This paper argues that methods used for the classification and measurement of online education are not neutral and objective, but involved in the creation of the educational realities they claim to measure. In particular, the paper draws on material semiotics to examine cluster analysis as a 'performative device' that, to a significant extent,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Veletsianos, George; Shaw, Ashley – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This study investigates the audiences that scholars imagine encountering online and the ways in which these audiences impact scholars' online participation and presentation of self. Prior research suggests that imagined audiences affect what users share and how they present themselves on social media, but little research has examined this topic in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Educational Researchers, College Faculty
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Denham, André R.; Guyotte, Kelly W. – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
Digital games have the potential of being a transformative tool for applying constructionist principles to learning within formal and informal learning settings. Unfortunately, most recent attention has focused on instructionist games. Connected gaming provides a tantalizing alternative approach by calling for the development of games that are…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Skaftun, Atle; Igland, Mari-Ann; Husebø, Dag; Nome, Sture; Nygard, Arne Olav – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This socio-culturally informed qualitative study examines digitalised classrooms in Norwegian secondary schools, with a focus on the relationship between information and communication technology (ICT) and dialogic aspects of literacy practices. In the article, we foreground two cases: one on the use of digital mind maps and one on a writing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research
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Sheail, Philippa – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
This paper explores the concept of translocality, of being 'simultaneously situated' in more than one place, in the context of 'distance' education in the digital university. The author works with the concept of critical time to propose an additional term, "transtemporality", to also recognise the multiple times and temporalities engaged…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Change
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Taylor, Katie Headrick; Takeuchi, Lori; Stevens, Reed – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
The pervasiveness of mobile devices in families' homes has dramatically changed the physical and temporal arrangement of co-viewing media content; the representative image of American families seated around a TV set is an anachronism. But understanding and describing contemporary co-participation arrangements around digital media is challenging…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Use Studies, Family Environment
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Øygardslia, Kristine – Learning, Media and Technology, 2018
While there are several positive outcomes from implementing game design in a formal learning context, there are also challenges that have to be considered in order to improve game-based learning. This is explored in the article, using the concepts of "activity frames" and "stancetaking", focusing on the social organization of…
Descriptors: Design, Grade 6, Grade 7, Computer Games
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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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