Category Archives: Online

Identifying factors that influence adolescents’ online communication and relationship building

This study utilized social network analysis to examine the communication strategies of 54 high school students (2, 916 relationships) within a private online group. Communication strategies were identified through interviews with adolescent Facebook users (N = 12), and coding Facebook data (N = 271 … Continue reading

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Technology Enhanced Learning: A-Z of apps

Here are some apps and online tools we think you might find useful in your teaching and/or learning. We have included information about availability on iOS, Android, and the web, however, some apps are also available on additional platforms. All … Continue reading

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The spreading of misinformation online

The wide availability of user-provided content in online social media facilitates the aggregation of people around common interests, worldviews, and narratives. However, the W3 also allows for the rapid dissemination of unsubstantiated rumors and conspiracy theories that often elicit rapid, … Continue reading

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The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality

Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human … Continue reading

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The Hyperlocal In Practice – Innovation, creativity and diversity

Local reporting has become an endangered occupation. Print publications merge, close down or face budget cuts because audiences and advertisers move online. The result is that fewer journalists are covering local affairs. Online models could be expected to assume the … Continue reading

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Online Tools that help Writing

Writing can be a difficult task for many students. Some have trouble getting started, others have trouble staying on task, and many struggle with both. Staying focused when you’re sitting at your computer and somewhat uninspired can be a disaster … Continue reading

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Supporting the Reading of Research in Online Settings

Public Knowledge Project – PKP – is experimenting with ways to improve the online reading environment for research and scholarship for a wide range of readers through the use of “reading tools,” which connect what’s being read to related research, … Continue reading

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New Horizons in Web Based Learning

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2010, held in Shanghai, China, in December 2010. The 36 revised full papers and 8 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected … Continue reading

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The Civic and Political Significance of Online Participatory Cultures among Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Most existing scholarship that measures the impact of the Internet on civic or political engagement focuses on political uses of new media. Drawing on two large panel studies, we find that youth engagement in nonpolitical online participatory cultures may serve … Continue reading

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