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McCron, Robin (1983). New Technologies–New Opportunities? The Potential of Cable in Education and Social Action Broadcasting. Media Project Information. This paper addresses the implications for education and social action broadcasting of proposals for the expansion of cable television contained in two British Government reports: "A Report of the Inquiry into Cable Expansion and and Broadcasting Policy" (the Hunt Report) and a white paper, "The Development of Cable Systems and Services." Historical perspectives on cable television are offered and it is noted that neither cable technology nor the competition between "wired" and "wireless" broadcasting methods is new. Economic, political, social, technical, and financial issues in the development of cable television are examined. Examples of prior approaches to educational broadcasting are discussed, as well as the framework for cable legislation included in the government reports.  The potential and actual implications of cable for education and social action broadcasting are analyzed, and suggestions for action are offered. It is concluded that, for cable television to have any educational impact, the broader context of the audience and audience needs must be considered. Twelve references are cited in notes. Descriptors: Cable Television, Educational Television, Foreign Countries, Legislation

Rush, Ramona R.; And Others (1975). The Future of the Mass Media: Social, Legal, and Economic Aspects of Newspapers and Television in Florida. A sample of 558 communication specialists and nonspecialists was drawn for this study of the future role of mass media in Florida. The Delphi technique was used in four rounds of mail questionnaires, though response rates dropped from 29% of the total sample in round one to 8% in round four. Social, legal, and economic events affecting the future of the mass media are discussed in this report; technical aspects of the study will be reported in a later document. Twenty-eight future events are discussed on the basis of assigned probabilities of .5 or better in round three. Fourteen events were classified as social, dealing primarily with the public's trust in access to television and newspapers. Seven were classified as legal, concerned mainly with freedom of the press. Seven were economic, dictated by rising production costs and by competition within and between the various mass media.   [More]  Descriptors: Communications, Economic Factors, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination

Rowsell, Jennifer; Burke, Anne; Flewitt, Rosie; Liao, Han-Teng; Lin, Angel; Marsh, Jackie; Mills, Kathy; Prinsloo, Mastin; Rowe, Deborah; Wohlwend, Karen (2016). Humanizing Digital Literacies: A Road Trip in Search of Wisdom and Insight, Reading Teacher. Digital literacies abound in playing a foundational role in the rhythm and pattern of our lives, yet debates continue about how to harness them to teach and learn literacy. In an effort to humanize digital literacies, this department column offers a vast array of topics, from participatory work that pushes educators and researchers to communicate in local and global spaces to ways of redefining core reading and literacy skills through a screen-based, multimodal logic. This column also provides a venue for research and practical applications that depict technology use as a part of the fabric of being human. The column helps educators reconceptualize the ways that children learn with technology, media, and new communication systems; honors educator success stories and burning questions and issues; and reimagines literacy futures.   [More]  Descriptors: Humanization, Literacy, Social Media, Electronic Learning

Poth, Cheryl; McCallum, Kendra; Tang, Wei (2016). Teacher E-Professionalism: An Examination of Western Canadian Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions, Attitudes, and Facebook Behaviours, Alberta Journal of Educational Research. This study addresses the pressing need for attending to teacher e-professionalism, that is, the appropriate application of information and communication strategies when using digital media. The authors examine data patterns related to 113 pre-service teachers' perceptions of e-professionalism, attitudes towards existing technology-related professional guidelines, and current behaviours on Facebook. The results from the online questionnaire suggest that these Western Canadian pre-service teachers are uncertain about what online behaviours should be restricted and whether maintaining e-professionalism was possible. Integrated findings are discussed in light of communication privacy management theory. The paper concludes by advancing implications for informing e-professional education for teachers.   [More]  Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Professionalism, Student Teacher Attitudes

Rauh, Anne E.; McReynolds, Stephanie J. H. (2016). Telling Our Story: A Case Study of a Collaborative Departmental Blog at Syracuse University Libraries, New Review of Academic Librarianship. This case study will take readers through the planning and publication process of a collaborative departmental library blog at Syracuse University, which is a large private, non-profit research intensive university located in central New York State. It will provide an overview of the history of the project and the mission of the blog. It will describe the technical aspects, developing a publication schedule, and the editorial responsibilities of maintaining the blog. The impact of the blog is documented. The blog has raised awareness of the librarians' expertise and this is explored alongside how posts have contributed to a number of wider conversations in librarianship.   [More]  Descriptors: Case Studies, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Librarians

Duraisingh, Liz Dawes (2016). A Learning Journey around the World, Educational Leadership. This compilation of articles describes three projects aimed at offering students authentic opportunities to develop global competencies. The first article describes Out of Eden Learn, an initiative from Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education. The project engages students in learning journeys that follow Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek as he walks around the world. The second article highlights a Project-Based Inquiry Global unit that connects students in North Carolina with those in China as they jointly explore water ecology. The final article tells about a collaboration between classrooms in Colorado and Belize that serves as both a professional development opportunity for teachers and a cultural learning exchange for students.   [More]  Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Study, Travel

Rainford, Jon (2016). Becoming a Doctoral Researcher in a Digital World: Reflections on the Role of Twitter for Reflexivity and the Internal Conversation, E-Learning and Digital Media. Twitter and other social networking sites have much to offer doctoral students, especially given that models for doctoral education are increasingly becoming more diverse with more students studying part-time for traditional PhDs, or on programmes such as professional doctorates. Prior research has highlighted the benefits of Twitter but, as other studies show, its use amongst doctoral students is not always common place. Social networking sites such as Twitter allow for virtual networks to develop and supplement traditional institutional networks, and for many students these are becoming increasingly vital to combat the loneliness of the doctoral researcher. In this paper I have reflected on some of my own uses of Twitter and argue that its impact upon my development can be theorized through Margaret Archer's notion of the internal conversation. This is done through drawing on autoethnographic reflections of my own doctoral experiences and through this extends understandings of reflexivity into digital spaces. In doing so, this paper also highlights different ways in which Twitter can support these conversations. This paper also foregrounds some of the potential challenges of moving these conversations into a public space, such as the need to build networks, and the potential implications of putting emerging thinking into a permanent form. In considering these issues, this paper offers suggestions on how effective Twitter use can be supported in doctoral training to ensure that doctoral students can enjoy its affordances and be prepared to navigate the potential challenges it poses to the emerging researcher.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Telecommunications

Greenhalgh, Spencer P.; Rosenberg, Joshua M.; Wolf, Leigh Graves (2016). For All Intents and Purposes: Twitter as a Foundational Technology for Teachers, E-Learning and Digital Media. Twitter is increasingly accepted as an important educational technology and has been shown to serve a range of purposes. In fact, this variety suggests that Twitter has the potential to serve as a foundational technology: one capable of supporting teachers' learning across multiple formal and informal contexts. To explore this possibility, we examined the purposes that Twitter serves in one educational technology graduate program. We collected over 9000 tweets containing any of 12 program-related hashtags and coded a sample of them to describe the purposes they served. This resulted in six themes: contribute to disciplinary conversation, engage with disciplinary conversation, build community, make connections with other communities, ask for and provide support, and unclear or irrelevant purpose. These themes–and the varied contexts they were associated with–suggest that Twitter serves as a foundational technology in this program and has the potential to do so in other educational communities.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Graduate Students, Content Analysis

Kanthawongs, Penjuree; Kanthawongs, Penjira; Chitcharoen, Chaisak (2016). Factors Affecting Perceived Satisfaction with Facebook in Education, International Association for Development of the Information Society. [For full proceedings, see ED571332.]The aim of this study is to explore the impact of perspectives on Facebook in education and relational commitment towards perceived satisfaction with Facebook. The sample included 157 students of two private universities in Bangkok and Pathum Thani province of Thailand during April to May of academic year 2015 to 2016 who use Facebook in their education. People around the world cannot live without Internet connections. Social networking sites (SNS) have become psychological needs for people's daily lives. People join SNS to create profiles, connect with existing friends, or maintain communication and interpersonal relationships. The top SNS around the world and in Thailand in 2015 was Facebook. If popular SNS such as Facebook play important roles in people's lives, how can they be used for higher education? Many universities around the world have used Facebook in their learning environment. While many researches have proven Facebook to be an effective tool for learning and sharing of knowledge, several studies pointed out lesser degrees use of Facebook for education. The results of this study confirmed that there was a positive impact of perspectives on Facebook in education and relational commitment towards perceived satisfaction with Facebook with a high total variance of 53.20%. The relative strength of the explanatory power of perspectives on Facebook in education is higher than relational commitment towards perceived satisfaction with Facebook. It is recommended that instructors, university administrators, or Facebook developers should implement the findings of this study into the learning environment. Limitations and future studies are proposed in this research.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Influences, Student Satisfaction, Foreign Countries

Al Sharaqi, Laila; Abbasi, Irum (2016). Twitter Fiction: A New Creative Literary Landscape, Advances in Language and Literary Studies. Twitter, synonymous with social networking, has become a successful social platform for the exchange of ideas, news, and information. It has also emerged as an experimental platform through which users explore creative realms of poetic and narrative content, albeit in 140 characters. The real-time tweets are fundamentally unique and increasingly sophisticated. The attention deficit generation of the fast-paced contemporary world has little time on its hands for extended discourse. Brief stories have been told throughout human history, however, the popularity of short stories skyrocketed with the advent of digital story telling. Twitter has now become a frontier medium that allows a unique mode of digital storytelling that facilitates creative literary experimentation. Twitter offers a unique freedom to writers insofar as a tweet can be an entire bite-sized story or even a snapshot of a story that requires readers' active imagination to complete. Twitter fiction signifies stylistic word economy, compactness, symbolic structure, and implied narrative. Fragmentariness of the story is a marker of Twitter fiction. The proponents of Twitter fiction enjoy the originality, freedom, and diversity of perspectives offered by the Twitter fiction. Critics, however, argue that the mandated 140 character limitation stunts story development and strangulates creativity. This paper examines Twitter fiction and proposes that limited characters' stories are the evolutionary answer to the reduced attention span of the tech-savvy generation.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Fiction

KoÃßoglu, Erol (2017). Perceptions of Teacher Candidates about Social Network Usage Levels in Turkey, Educational Research and Reviews. This study was conducted to determine the perceptions of the teacher candidates in educational faculties in Turkey about social network usage levels in today's globalizing world. The study was performed with 4 separate study groups. The first study group consisted of 657 teacher candidates, the second study group consisted of 364 teacher candidates, the third study group consisted of 121 teacher candidates, and the fourth study group consisted of 676 teacher candidates. This study, designed based on the Scanning Model, is a descriptive study. It is revealed in the study that the teacher candidates in Turkey think that they are different from each other in the use of social networks. Their perceptions are given in a scale, "The perceptions scale of the teacher candidates about social networks".   [More]  Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology

Macià, Maria; Garcia, Iolanda (2017). Properties of Teacher Networks in Twitter: Are They Related to Community-Based Peer Production?, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. Teachers participate in social networking sites to share knowledge and collaborate with other teachers to create education-related content. In this study we selected several communities in order to better understand the networks that these participants establish in Twitter and the role that the social network plays in their activity within the community, especially related with peer production. We analyzed the topology of these networks in two ways: a) the indirect relations by counting "followers" and "followed" people; and b) the conversational networks by counting mentions in "tweets." We also analyzed the communities' websites in order to elucidate whether their production was lightweight or heavyweight peer production. Results indicate that teacher networks adopt a community clusters archetype in which some teachers act as bridges between several groups. Although these networks do not form a tight crowd, their degree of tightness is superior to that of the general networks established in Twitter. Our results also indicate that the degree of tightness is important for sustaining heavyweight peer production and strong leadership can play a crucial role in establishing long-term commitment to a collective task.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communities of Practice

Klimova, Blanka; Poulova, Petra (2015). A Social Networks in Education, International Association for Development of the Information Society. At present social networks are becoming important in all areas of human activities. They are simply part and parcel of everyday life. They are mostly used for advertising, but they have already found their way into education. The future potential of social networks is high as it can be seen from their statistics on a daily, monthly or yearly increase in the number of their users. The purpose of this article is to provide a short description of the concept of social network and its classification according to the way how they function or their main purpose. In addition, the authors discuss two main approaches to teaching and the educational theories out of which connectivism is the first theory which takes into account the existence of computer networks and considers all knowledge and abilities as a result of mutual interconnection of information and people. Thus, it is the theory which enabled the implementation of ICT into education and has completely changed the traditional teaching and learning. In conclusion, the authors also explore a few already existing educational social network sites and their benefits for education. [For the full proceedings, see ED562093.]   [More]  Descriptors: Social Networks, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Social Media

Blommaert, Jan (2015). Meaning as a Nonlinear Effect: The Birth of Cool, AILA Review. Saussurean and Chomskyan "conduit" views of meaning in communication, dominant in much of expert and lay linguistic semantics, presuppose a simple, closed and linear system in which outcomes can be predicted and explained in terms of finite sets of rules. Summarizing critical traditions of scholarship, notably those driven by Bateson's view of systems infused with more recent linguistic-anthropological insights into the ideologically mediated and indexically organized "total linguistic fact," this paper argues for a view of meaning in terms of complex open systems in which complex units of analysis invite more precise distinctions within "meaning." Using online viral memes and the metapragmatic qualifier of "cool" as cases in point, we see that the meaning of such memes is better described as a range of "effects," most of them nonlinear and not predictable on the basis of the features of the sign itself. Such effects suggest a revised and broader notion of nonlinear "perlocution."   [More]  Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Systems Approach

Comer, Joshua (2015). Updates Technologies of Media Change, ProQuest LLC. Whether as status notifications in news feeds or interactive prompts in online video services, updates punctuate the background routines of media by bringing a variety of changes to the attention of users. In this dissertation I argue that updates rationalize media change by making previously obscure actions of users and movements of technologies fit the imperatives of media change. Updates make explicit aspects of users' norm-guided practices and technologies' rule-governed behaviors that normally operate in the background and expose them to modification. My analyses find that updates prompt users to commit to making changes to the features they make explicit and in turn impart to users their new responsibilities for the course of media change that follows from their actions. I base my research in a close examination of the multiple updates found on Facebook, including suggested changes within status messages, the renowned status update itself, and the feeds to which status updates contribute. My analysis moves from the distinctive design of each update toward identifying commonalities across the different examples. I connect primary studies of the world's largest social network and my claims resulting from my analyses to their correlates in mobile applications and streaming video services. My investigations show updates refashioning certain meanings and uses of media once taken for granted through question and answer sessions regarding the course of media change. Updates base users' new obligations on the input they receive during their temporary intervention, perpetuating a modified routine. More than fleeting objects responding to erroneous circumstances, updates are touchstones that formulate common concerns about how media should progress. [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: Video Technology, Investigations, Information Technology, Social Networks

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