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Caravello, Michael J.; Jiménez, Joel R.; Kahl, Lois J.; Brachio, Brian; Morote, Elsa-Sofia (2015). Self-Directed Learning: College Students' Technology Preparedness Change in the Last 10 Years, Journal for Leadership and Instruction. This study compares a sample of approximately 44 first year college students in 2005 and 2015 on Long Island, New York, in their technology preparedness and self-directed instruction. The researchers used a survey instrument including demographic information focused upon students' preparation for classroom technology in high school and college. First, the study compared the extent to which students use self-directed instruction relative to proficiency in technology in 2005 and 2015. Second, the study examined the technology preparedness in high schools and colleges. Third, the study compared the difference in technology preparedness in high school and college between students in 2005 and 2015.   [More]  Descriptors: College Freshmen, Technological Literacy, Independent Study, Student Surveys

Currie, Brad (2016). Transforming Lessons with Technology, Kappa Delta Pi Record. Using a fictitious learning environment, the author demonstrates a variety of technological tools that teachers can infuse into their classrooms. Come away with some innovative, practical methods to help students show what they know about the topic at hand.   [More]  Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation

Bulger, Sean M.; Jones, Emily M.; Katz, Nicole; Shrewsbury, Gentry; Wood, Justin (2016). Swimming with Sharks: A Physical Educator's Guide to Effective Crowdsourcing, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. The reality-competition television series Shark Tank affords up-and-coming entrepreneurs the opportunity to make a formal business presentation to a panel of potential investors. Adopting a similar framework, entrepreneurial teachers have started using web-based collaborative fundraising or crowdsourcing as a tool to build program capacity with the ultimate goal of increasing student learning. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of crowdsourcing as a viable approach for resourcing physical education programs, including teacher success stories and guidelines for putting together an effective fundraising campaign using a crowdsourcing approach.   [More]  Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Entrepreneurship, Electronic Publishing

Silverman, Karyn N.; Piedmont, Joy (2016). Reading the Big Picture: A Visual Literacy Curriculum for Today, Knowledge Quest. In schools around the country, students are increasingly asked to create visual representations of ideas and information. Slideshows, infographics, and websites have become nearly as common as text documents. Years are spent teaching students grammar and paragraph construction so that they can become strong written communicators, but rarely is the same attention spent on the elements of visual communication. Teens regularly share images on Snapchat, Instagram, and Tumblr and use emojis and GIFs to communicate with each other. They are interacting with visuals every day; the goal in teaching visual literacy is to teach young people to think critically about the design that is all around them. AASL's learning standards and the Common Core State Standards point repeatedly to the need for clear, effective communication. In school and at play, students need communication skills that move beyond text. Learning to use design for communication gives students practical, necessary tools for success.   [More]  Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Adolescents, Social Media, Critical Thinking

Nelhans, Gustaf; Lorentzen, David Gunnarsson (2016). Twitter Conversation Patterns Related to Research Papers, Information Research: An International Electronic Journal. Introduction: This paper deals with what academic texts and datasets are referred to and discussed on Twitter. We used document object identifiers as references to these items. Method: We streamed tweets from the Twitter application programming interface including the strings "dx" and "doi" while simultaneously streaming tweets posted by and to the authors of the tweets captured. By doing so we were able to capture tweets referring to a digital object as well as the replies to these tweets. Analysis: The captured tweets were analysed in different ways, both quantitatively and qualitatively: 1) Bibliometric analyses were made on the digital object identifiers, 2) the thirty of these most mentioned and retweeted were analysed and 3) the conversations with at least ten tweets were analysed using content analysis. Results: Research from the natural sciences was most prominent, as was research published in open access journals. Different types of conversations relating to the digital objects were found, both when looking at them qualitative and their visual structure in terms of nodes and arcs. The conversations involved academics but were not always academic in nature. Conclusions: Digital object identifiers were mainly referred to for self-promotion, as conversation starters or as arguments in discussions.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Research Reports, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research

Dwyer, Bernadette (2016). Teaching and Learning in the Global Village: Connect, Create, Collaborate, and Communicate, Reading Teacher. The world is increasingly interconnected through technology. In order to live and work in a global village our students need to develop global literacy. Global literacy incorporates a range of overlapping concepts including an advocacy dimension, global citizenship responsibility, and cultural and linguistic awareness. Further, global literacy encompasses a multiplicity of literacies and is grounded in social, cultural, political, and historical practices and events. The article discusses how educators can harness the power of technology to engage their students in authentic literacy events and practices designed to promote the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students require to develop global literacy in the 21st century. Initiatives and projects designed to create global literacy are described in areas such as connecting communities of readers and writers; creating cultural understanding through literature and folklore; communicating across time and space; and collaborating with learning partners across the globe.   [More]  Descriptors: Global Education, Multiple Literacies, Technology Uses in Education, Social Media

Brooks, Ann K.; Anumudu, Chinedu (2016). Identity Development in Personal Branding Instruction, Adult Learning. Increased technology, integration of the global economy, and the shift from investing in long-term employees to hiring temporary contract workers have spawned pervasive employment insecurity. This trend has led to a growing industry of career and marketing professionals, who have found a career niche in helping job seekers create personal brands and apply marketing tactics to their personal identities. This article looks critically at the use of narrative identity development activities in materials used to teach personal branding to emerging adults and some of the challenges personal branders face in marketing an extended self in virtual space.   [More]  Descriptors: Self Actualization, Personality Development, Professional Identity, Instructional Materials

Brown, Paul Gordon (2016). College Student Development in Digital Spaces, New Directions for Student Services. This chapter explores how digital and social technologies may be impacting the developmental journeys of traditionally aged college students. It provides important conceptual distinctions and explores the application of college student development theory in digital spaces along with implications for practice and inquiry.   [More]  Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Influence of Technology, Educational Theories

Beck, Bernard (2016). Part II: Media, Technology, & Multicultural Education. Runaway Train: "Ex Machina" and the Rebel Girls, Multicultural Perspectives. Courtship is a fertile setting for culturally defined strategies. A common form of competition is criticizing the other group for being inadequate mates. Stories about romance between human beings and non-human participants allow such criticism. Movies about men finding mechanical partners are common. Non-human females are seen as more satisfactory than women, especially when women are transforming their roles to be less subservient.   [More]  Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Criticism, Social Media

Erdogdu, Murat (2016). Facebook Connection Styles among Physical Education Teacher Candidates, Educational Research and Reviews. The purpose of this study is to determine the Facebook connection styles of physical education (PE) teacher candidates. The participants were composed of 626 (age = 21.21 ¬± 2.024) physical education teacher candidates from the departments of Physical Education and Sports. They teach in five different universities. It was done in 2014-2015 academic year. Research data were collected using Facebook Connection Styles Scale (FCSS). The mean scores obtained from the subscales and the total scale indicated that PE teacher candidates achieved the highest mean score on the subscale of "initiating". It was also discovered that Facebook connection styles of PE teacher candidates differed in terms of gender, frequency of connection, the number of people in the friend list and whether the people in the friend list exist in the social circle.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers

Hope, Andrew (2016). Educational Heterotopia and Students' Use of "Facebook", Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. "Facebook" use in higher education has grown exponentially in recent years, with both academics and students seeking to use it to support learning processes. Noting that research into educational cyberspace has generally ignored spatial elements, this paper redresses this deficiency through using Foucault's (1986) discussion of "different spaces" to examine "Facebook" use. Recognising that more than simple faÃßade space is also social practice, Foucault's heterotopian principles are used to explore spatial notions of difference (deviance and divergence), relational aspects (conflicts and connections) and flow (time and thresholds). It is argued that social networking sites offer possibilities for creative deviations, can foster learning communities and help to develop social relations. Yet they also distract students, allowing them to "escape" seminars, whilst giving rise to damaging, rigid definitions of work and study. Ultimately, if universities are to be architects of the future, rather than its victims, the inherent differences of such learning spaces need to be recognised and traditional notions of academic work challenged.   [More]  Descriptors: Social Media, College Students, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology

Marsh, Jackie (2016). "Unboxing" Videos: Co-Construction of the Child as Cyberflâneur, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. This paper draws on data from a study of a four-year-old child, Gareth, in his first year of formal schooling in England. The aim of the study was to identify the nature of Gareth's literacy practices across home and school spaces. The focus for this paper is an analysis of one aspect of Gareth's home digital literacy practices: his repeated viewings at home of "unboxing" videos on YouTube. These include videos that feature the unpacking of commercial products. It is argued that the child viewer/reader is co-constructed in these practices as cyberflâneur and that this mode of cultural transmission is a growing feature of online practices for this age group in the twenty-first century. The paper addresses issues concerning young children's online practices and their relationship to material culture before analysing the growth of interest in peer-to-peer textual production and consumption in the digital age.   [More]  Descriptors: Video Technology, Young Children, Literacy, Internet

Bekturganov, Zakir Z. (2016). Network Reputational Risks of the Educational Institution, International Journal of Environmental and Science Education. Development of the global information space is the basis of change in the educational paradigm and the formation of the world market of educational services. Traditional educational institutions face new challenges and risks that undermine their competitiveness. This implies the emerging phenomenon of online reputation risks, with significant regional characteristics. This paper first examines the emergence of online reputation risk for the Kazakh education. It shows how particular risks of educational institutions multiply the risks of reputation as regards regions and the country overall. Countering online risks and the positive e-reputation development should be part of a unified governmental and educational strategy. Empirical data justified the need to include the program of online reputation development into the strategic development plans at the level of local educational institutions.   [More]  Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reputation, Internet, Social Media

Kircaburun, Kagan (2016). Effects of Gender and Personality Differences on Twitter Addiction among Turkish Undergraduates, Journal of Education and Practice. In this study, it was aimed to examine the association between gender, personality traits and Twitter addiction (TA) among undergraduates. Study group consisted of 365 undergraduate students who are enrolled at the state university in western region of Black sea. Big Five Inventory, TA Scale and personal information form were used for data collection. In order to analyze the data, descriptive statistics, t test, Pearson's correlation and multiple regression analyses were utilized. As a result of the study, it was found that while 37.5% of the participants were mildly addicted to Twitter, 14.5% of them were addicted moderately. Another finding suggested that addiction levels of the male students were significantly higher than females. Results also indicated that while gender was positive predictor of TA, agreeableness, conscientiousness and extraversion were significantly negatively predicting the TA levels of the Turkish undergraduates.   [More]  Descriptors: Gender Differences, Personality Traits, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries

Kyriacou, Chris; Zuin, AntÃ¥nio (2016). Cyberbullying of Teachers by Students on YouTube: Challenging the Image of Teacher Authority in the Digital Age, Research Papers in Education. There has been a rapid increase in the cyberbullying of teachers in schools by their students. One aspect of this phenomenon is the posting of visual recordings of teachers and teacher-student interaction on easily accessible websites such as YouTube. Whilst research on the cyberbullying of students by other students has received a great deal of attention, research on the cyberbullying of teachers by students is still in its infancy. This paper addresses key issues that have emerged by examining such recordings which have been posted on YouTube. This paper focuses on one illustrative example from each of three national settings, which feature teachers in Brazil, Portugal and England. The analysis of these three recordings indicates that we need to develop a new conceptual framework in order to understand the cyberbullying of teachers by students. There appears to have been a radical shift in the way students can challenge teacher authority through the use of digital media. Combatting this phenomenon needs to be seen in the context of developing an anti-cyberbullying policy for the whole school. We conclude that teachers, head teachers, students, parents and welfare professionals need to work together to consider how best to deal with the cyberbullying of teachers by students, within the context of developing a positive school community ethos, the adoption of an anti-cyberbullying policy for the whole school, and addressing cyberbullying through the personal and social education curriculum.   [More]  Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior

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