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Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center. (1969). Communities Around the World. Our Community: Economic Aspects. Teacher's Resource Unit. Teaching strategies for the study of the economic aspects of the student's own community are emphasized in this resource unit developed from materials produced by the Project Social Studies Curriculum Center. This unit should make progress toward teaching children the following: 1) concepts: consumer, producer, capital goods, durable goods, productive resources or factors of production, natural resources and man's use of the physical environment, barter, money and banking, pricing and the cost of production, profits and economic good, demand, competition, economic model, individual proprietorship, partnership, corporation, cooperative, private enterprise system, taxes, division of labor and specialization; 2) generalizations evolving out of this conceptual approach to community study; and, 3) inquiry skills as described in SO 001 726. Attitudinal objectives are: 1) skepticism concerning single-factor causation in the social sciences; and, 2) curiosity about social data. Educational media are listed, student activity sheets and textual materials developed by the Center are also included. Other documents in this series of curriculum guides are ED 051 027 through ED 051 033, ED 052 080 through ED 052 082, and SO 001 278.   [More]  Descriptors: Community Study, Concept Teaching, Consumer Economics, Curriculum Guides

Richardson, Kay; Corner, John (1986). Reading Reception: Mediation and Transparency in Viewers' Accounts of a TV Programme. This paper addresses questions about the processes involved when viewers "make sense" out of the diverse visual and aural signs of a television program and then render that sense in a spoken account. A pilot study was conducted to explore the manner in which modes of viewing, and talk about viewing, include or exclude recognition of non-fiction television as motivated discourse despite its conventions of naturalistic representation. Sixteen Liverpool respondents representing a mix of gender, class, and occupation, were individually interviewed in one-to-one sessions of about an hour's duration immediately after he/she had watched a British Broadcasting Company (BBC) 2 documentary about life on the dole in their city. Responses were categorized as transparent, mediated, displaced, or manipulative. The contributions of one particular participant/speaker are used to illustrate the findings of this preliminary research because of the important classic structural, stylistic, and thematic features that appeared in his responses. Reactions of other participants to this individual are then described in terms of the connections they make between their attitudes toward him, their understanding of the program, and his function in their reactions to the program. It is concluded that, in exploring the social character of media reception, a much more extensive literature of documentation and attempted analysis will be required. (17 references)   [More]  Descriptors: Attitudes, Audiences, Content Analysis, Ethnography

Weibust, Patricia Snyder; And Others (1976). The Italians: In Their Homeland, In America, In Connecticut. The Peoples of Connecticut Multicultural Ethnic Heritage Series, Number Two. The curriculum guide reviews the historical background and culture of the peoples of Italy and surveys the Italian community of Connecticut from the time of the earliest immigrants through the present day. The material is ungraded and can be used in elementary and secondary classes. The first part describes a kit, that may be ordered separately, containing artifacts, music, poetry, newspapers, posters, a map, books and booklets on prominent and successful Italians, recipes, and the game "BOCCE". Part two presents a history of the Italians from ancient times through the 20th century, facts about the Italian economy, education, literature, language gestures, music, holidays, festivals, recreational activities, contributions to world science and culture, cuisine, religious beliefs, and family structure. Part three concerns Italian Americans in Connecticut: their demographic origins and present distribution, family mores, employment and occupational practices, religious institutions and festivals, folk beliefs and traditional customs, politics, the media, social organizations throughout the state, art and artists, education, and attitudes toward schooling. Each part incorporates a glossary, learning activities, and references to books and films. Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Curriculum Guides

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (1995). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (78th, Washington, DC, August 9-12, 1995). Mass Communication and Society Division. The mass communication and society section of the Proceedings contains the following 20 papers: "Media, Bureaucracy and the Success of Social Protest: Media Coverage of Environmental Movement Groups" (Julia B. Corbett); "How People Use Newspaper-Sponsored Community Bulletin Boards: A Field Test of 'The Evansville Courier's' Courier On-Line" (Philip J. Auter and David O. Clark); "Anti-Suffrage Press and Propaganda of the Liquor and Brewing Industries: Wisconsin, 1910-20" (Elizabeth V. Burt); "Music in Political Advertising: An Analysis of the Use of Music in Presidential Campaign Spots, 1968-1988" (O. Patricia Cambridge); "'Turf Wars': Journalists' Claims to Political Communication Jurisdiction in the New Media Era" (Patricia L. Dooley and Paul Grosswiler); "Constraints on the Evolution of Talk in Talk Radio" (Matthew C. Ehrlich and Noshir S. Contractor); "'In Search of…': Assessing the Relationship among 'Big 5′ Personality Traits, Program Choice, and Gratifications Obtained from Watching Television Programs" (Cynthia M. Frisby); "Online Services as News Reporting Tools: A Study of Daily Newspaper Use of Commercial Databases in 1994" (Bruce Garrison); "The Paradox of Public Concern about Crime: An Interim Report" (Salma Ghanem and Dixie Evatt); "Stereotypes in the Media: So What?" (Bradley W. Gorham); "Turning the Spotlight Inward: How Leading News Organizations Covered the Media in the 1992 Presidential Election" (Thomas J. Johnson and others); "Was the 1994 Election a Right-Wing Victory? An Analysis of Press Coverage of 14 Campaigns" (Tien-tsung Lee and Anthony Y.H. Fung): "Radio Station Age Demographics and the Public Interest" (Kenneth D. Loomis); "The Thomas/Hill Confrontation Makes It to the Cartoon Page: A Content Analysis of Political Cartoons" (Christine Marley and W. Bradford Mello); "Business as Usual: Myth and Mobility in Hollywood Business Films" (Mary S. Pileggi and others); "Enhancing Empathy in the Trauma Victim Interview: What Was Learned from Journalism Students" (Roger Simpson and others); "Testing the Essence of McLuhan's Ideas: Linear vs. Mosaic Thought" (Gerald C. Stone); "Framing the Flood of '93: A Comparison of Newspaper and Television Frames with Citizen Perceptions and Preferences" (Esther Thorson and others); "The Struggle to be Heard: Press Coverage of a Haitian Civil Disturbance in Miami" (Doug Walker); and"Social Determinants of Journalists' Decision-Making in Ethical Dilemmas" (Paul S. Voakes).   [More]  Descriptors: Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects

Barnes, James (2016). Organizing to Use Facebook Advertisements: A Planning Tool for Extension Professionals, Businesses, and Communities, Journal of Extension. The purpose of this article is to explain how Extension professionals, businesses, and communities can use Facebook advertisements effectively. The article is a planning tool that introduces Facebook's Advertiser Help Center, explains some applicable key concepts, and suggests best practices to apply before launching a Facebook advertising campaign.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Advertising, Best Practices, Planning

Rosenberg, Joshua M.; Greenhalgh, Spencer P.; Koehler, Matthew J.; Hamilton, Erica R.; Akcaoglu, Mete (2016). An Investigation of State Educational Twitter Hashtags (SETHS) as Affinity Spaces, E-Learning and Digital Media. Affinity spaces are digital or physical spaces in which participants interact with one another around content of shared interest and through a common portal (or platform). Among teachers, some of the largest affinity spaces may be those organized around hashtags on Twitter: These spaces are public, largely unmoderated, and thriving, yet very little is known about them, especially those based in geographical areas such as American states. This paper examines these potential affinity spaces by providing the first large-scale study of them in the form of an examination of 47 State Educational Twitter Hashtags (SETHs). Collecting over 550,000 tweets over 6 months, our analysis focused on who is participating in SETHs, how active participants are, and when participation occurred. We found support for two of Gee's tenets of affinity spaces, in particular many interactions through a shared portal. Though the content of tweets were not the focus, this study's findings lend support to efforts to identify which particular SETHs will be best suited to subsequent analysis of their content and what times subsequent analysis might most productively focus on. We discuss implications for how we conceive of teacher professional development and suggest directions for future research focused on the content of tweets associated with SETHs.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Interaction, Teachers, Participation

Choi, Yunseon (2016). Supporting Better Treatments for Meeting Health Consumers' Needs: Extracting Semantics in Social Data for Representing a Consumer Health Ontology, Information Research: An International Electronic Journal. Introduction: The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for building a consumer health ontology using social tags. This would assist health users when they are accessing health information and increase the number of documents relevant to their needs. Methods: In order to extract concepts from social tags, this study conducted an empirical study on terms collected from a social networking site. The semantics of tags were analyzed and a concept list was developed by using the middle-out strategy. Analysis: This study analysed the semantic values of tags by employing Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). This is a method for extracting and representing the contextual-usage meaning of words by analyzing relationships between documents and the terms they contain and word semantics. Results: The process of building an ontology using social tags shows how using this consumer health ontology could improve user access and retrieval. It demonstrates how terms extracted from tags are related to each other with similarity and relationships within hierarchies in the ontology. Conclusion: The study has implications for better design of ontology applications that support the search for health-related resources. This will enhance the communication between health consumers and professionals. [Paper presented at the Information Seeking in Context (ISIC): The Information Behaviour Conference, Part 1 (11th, Zadar, Croatia, September 20-23, 2016).]   [More]  Descriptors: Semantics, Taxonomy, Health, Access to Information

Bradley, Martha (1976). Who Will Teach Media? Social Studies Teacher or Trained Media Teacher?, Communication: Journalism Education Today. Advocates the teaching of media studies within the context of the social studies classroom and presents suggestions for implementing a course which integrates these two areas. Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Integrated Curriculum, Mass Media

Fredin, Eric S.; And Others (1994). Knowledge Gaps, Social Locators, and Media Schemata: Gaps, Reverse Gaps, and Gaps of Disaffection, Journalism Quarterly. Studies a public school controversy and finds a knowledge gap–a gap of disaffection. Finds that, among women only, higher education leads to greater knowledge but does so partly through reduced trust of government and lower perceived fairness of the news media. Shows similar findings with other less powerful groups. Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Media Research, News Media

Braun, Joseph A., Jr., Ed. (1993). Social Mathematics and Media: Using Pictures, Maps, Charts, and Graphs. Media Corner, Social Studies and the Young Learner. Asserts that integrating disciplines is a goal of elementary social studies education. Presents a bibliographic essay describing instructional materials that can be used to integrate mathematics and social studies. Includes recommended photograph packages, computer databases, and data interpretation packages. Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Data Interpretation, Databases

Bonomi, Luca (2015). Big Data Goes Personal: Privacy and Social Challenges, ProQuest LLC. The Big Data phenomenon is posing new challenges in our modern society. In addition to requiring information systems to effectively manage high-dimensional and complex data, the privacy and social implications associated with the data collection, data analytics, and service requirements create new important research problems. First, the high volume of personal data generated by users' devices (e.g. credit card transactions, GPS trajectories from mobile devices and medical data) can be used, much like a fingerprint, to identify the person who created it with the risk of disclosing sensitive information such as: political inclination, financial status and medical condition. Second, popular social networks (e.g. Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp) not only enable users to share locations and preference but also create opportunities for them to establish complex interactions (e.g. forming communities, planning trip). This creates the needs for location based services to provide services to groups of users rather than individuals. In this dissertation, we present effective solutions for both these privacy and social challenges. In the privacy domain, we propose new privacy preserving techniques to provide individual users with formal guarantee of privacy while at the same time preserve meaningful information of the data released. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our solutions in different domains such as: sequential pattern mining, record linkage, and computation of statistics over data streams. In the social domain, we propose a new type of group query aiming to find a route that all users can traverse while maximizing the group preference for the locations jointly visited. The ability of solving such query can greatly benefit many existing and emerging tools that allow users to share route information (e.g. Uber, Waze) and plan group outings or trips (e.g. QuickCliqs). Extensive empirical studies demonstrate the effectiveness of our solutions and provide us with important insights for future research directions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: www.proquest.com/en-US/products/disserta…   [More]  Descriptors: Data, Privacy, Information Security, Data Analysis

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (1998). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). Mass Communication and Society. The Mass Communication and Society section of the Proceedings contains the following 19 papers: "Talk Radio as Forum and Companion: Listener Attitudes and Uses and Gratifications in Austin, Texas" (John Beatty); "'Willingness to Censor': Developing a Quantitative Measurement across Speech Categories and Types of Media" (Jennifer L. Lambe); "Can Social Comparison Theory Explain Fascination with TV Talk Shows?" (Cynthia M. Frisby); "Answering the Critics: Are News Councils Out to Get the Media" (Jennifer L. Lambe, Genelle I. Belmas, and William A. Babcock); "Journalistic and Humanist Approaches: Movie Reviews in 'The New Yorker' and 'Entertainment Weekly'" (James Kendrick); "An Alternative to the Impasse: The Grassroots Approach to Cope with Media Violence Issues" (Hoaming Denis Wu and Lois A. Boynton); "The Agenda-Setting Process of a Daily Newspaper: A Case Study" (Elizabeth Evenson Williams); "The Use and Abuse of Media-Sponsored Opinion Polls in Two Presidential Campaigns: A Critical Analysis of Network TV News and Six Prestige Print Media" (Dennis T. Lowry and Josephine Nio); "Participation in Community Organizations and Consumption of TV and Newspaper News" (Esther Thorson and Glenn Leshner); "Print Mass Media Coverage of the Promise Keepers: The First Five Years" (Dane Claussen); "Daily Newspaper Editors' Audience Construction Routines: A Case Study" (Randall S. Sumpter); "The Value of the Journalistic Identity on the World Wide Web" (Ekaterina Ognianova); "Social Reality Effects of the Mass Media in Japan: Media Coverage in the 'Aum Shinrikyo' Case" (Shinichi Saito and Miki Kawabata); "In the Olympic Tradition: Sportscasters' Language and Female Athleticism" (Lisa M. Weidman); "Surviving the FCC: The Legacy of UHFs" (Kathryn B. Campbell); "Agenda-Setting and Spanish Cable News" (Salma I. Ghanem and Wayne Wanta); "Do Social Norms and Media Coverage Influence Illicit Drug Trade among College Students? Implications for Media Practitioners and Drug Educators" (Alyse R. Gotthoffer); "Perceptions of Traditional American Journalists toward the Internet as a News Source: A Critical Approach" (Thomas E. Ruggiero); and "Auto Elite and Agenda-Setting: How the Auto Elite Set the Auto Trade Policy Agenda?" (Kuang-Kuo Chang).   [More]  Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Athletics, Case Studies, College Students

Chow, Stanley S. (2014). Why People Use Facebook: A Comprehensive Review of the Current Literature and Psychodynamic Perspective, ProQuest LLC. In 2008, Facebook became the most widely-used social networking website (Arrington, 2009), and in 2012, Facebook surpassed one billion active users on its site (Facebook, 2013). With such immense growth, psychology researchers are simply unable to keep up with the constantly-evolving and growing online community of users with its outdated research methods (Reich, 2010). This dissertation examines the existing research and provides a comprehensive review of the literature on Facebook use in the quest to answer the question of why people use Facebook. Then, the researcher applies several psychodynamic theorists to conceptualize and understand the unconscious motivations behind using Facebook. However, this topic area warrants further investigation from the field of psychology. At the very least, the researcher hopes this dissertation offers a different perspective of Facebook use for the general public, and a more empathic understanding for mental health clinicians to address its use within a clinical setting. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: www.proquest.com/en-US/products/disserta…   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Literature Reviews, Psychology, Theories

Amador, Paul V.; Amador, Julie M. (2017). Academic Help Seeking: A Framework for Conceptualizing Facebook Use for Higher Education Support, TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning. This purpose of this study was to understand how higher education students, specifically preservice teachers, used Facebook to seek academic help. Results indicated that participants who regularly used Facebook to seek academic support formally and informally, considered the network to be social in nature, generated a sense of community through online interactions, and sought help for academic task completion. A framework for understanding help seeking is provided for higher education personnel working to support the academic success of students.   [More]  Descriptors: Help Seeking, Higher Education, College Students, Social Media

García-Floriano, Andrés; Ferreira-Santiago, Angel; Yáñez-Márquez, Cornelio; Camacho-Nieto, Oscar; Aldape-Pérez, Mario; Villuendas-Rey, Yenny (2017). Social Web Content Enhancement in a Distance Learning Environment: Intelligent Metadata Generation for Resources, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. Social networking potentially offers improved distance learning environments by enabling the exchange of resources between learners. The existence of properly classified content results in an enhanced distance learning experience in which appropriate materials can be retrieved efficiently; however, for this to happen, metadata needs to be present. As manual metadata generation is time-costly and often eschewed by the authors of the social web resources, automatic generation is a fertile area for research as several kinds of metadata, such as author or topic, can be generated or extracted from the contents of a document. In this paper we propose a novel metadata generation system aimed at automatically tagging distance learning resources. This system is based on a recently-created intelligent pattern classifier; specifically, it trains on a corpus of example documents and then predicts the topic of a new document based on its text content. Metadata is generated in order to achieve a better integration of the web resources with the social networks. Experimental results for a two-class problem are promising and encourage research geared towards applying this method to multiple topics.   [More]  Descriptors: Distance Education, Social Media, Metadata, Classification

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