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  1. Actualizing Notions of Perspective Transformation Using Web 2.0: Student Views on What Works for Language and Culture Learning

    Kelly Davidson Devall, Valdosta State University, United States

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 24, No. 4 (October 2015) pp. 343–384

    The framework of perspective transformation (Mezirow, 1994) provides a rich context for the conceptualization of technology use in language and culture learning. Although others have focused on the... More

    pp. 343-384

  2. Learning to Iterate in the City: Interactive Environments for Socially Responsive Urban Participation

    H. Patricia McKenna, AmbientEase, Canada

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1694–1698

    This paper provides a report on AboutTheCity, a work-in-progress designed to assist in responding to the challenges confronting education and cities in the 21st century. AboutTheCity is described... More

    pp. 1694-1698

  3. Trouble in (Online) Paradise: Re-thinking the Need for Learner Feedback

    Rachel Sale, Lincoln University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1312–1316

    This paper addresses the need to re-culture our perceptions of value from student feedback. Traditionally, we tell students that end-of-course evaluations help instructors improve teaching skills... More

    pp. 1312-1316

  4. Capturing Global Perspectives During Study Abroad: A Comparison of Three Visual Tools

    Kevin Oliver, North Carolina State University, United States; Michael Cook, Millikin University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 284–290

    Sixteen American teachers were competitively selected for a professional development study abroad program in England that sought to improve teacher writing competence, technical competence for... More

    pp. 284-290

  5. Exploring Authority and Gender in English Language Learners’ Online Communications

    Emmy Min, University of Southern California, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 182–188

    This study examines authority and gender in the online communications of an English medium South Korean high school. Authority and gender relationships in this context focus on the importance of... More

    pp. 182-188

  6. "Who am I?" Multicultural Encounters through New-Media Enhanced Narratives

    Dalit Levy, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology, and the Arts, Israel

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1032–1035

    This brief paper presents an online introductory narrative assignment in the context of a qualitative research methods course, as part of the M.Ed. program within an Israeli college of education.... More

    pp. 1032-1035

  7. Providing Support to Students in Online Learning Environments

    Toni Rader, Washoe County School District, United States; Shawn Pennell, Rod Case, David Crowther & Jacque Ewing-Taylor, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 455–456

    Washoe County School District and the University of Nevada, Reno provide e-learning courses for educators working with second-language learners. Activities incorporate the theories of social and... More

    pp. 455-456

  8. The iMOOC: Investigating Engagement and Global Learners’ Experiences in a unique Coursera MOOC

    Anant Deshpande & Valeri Chukhlomin, SUNY Empire State College, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 90–96

    MOOCs and other online courses helping international learners better understand American culture and the academic system are relatively rare. Research indicates that this plays a significant role... More

    pp. 90-96

  9. Re-Purposing an OER for the Online Language Course: A Case Study of "Deutsch Interaktiv" by the Deutsche Welle

    Edward M. Dixon & Junko Hondo

    Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 27, No. 2 (2014) pp. 109–121

    This paper will describe pedagogical approaches for re-purposing an open educational resource (OER) designed and produced by the Deutsche Welle. This free online program, "Deutsch Interaktiv,&... More

    pp. 109-121

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  10. Creating a Culture of Access in Composition Studies

    Elizabeth Brewer, Cynthia L. Selfe & Melanie Yergeau

    Composition Studies/Freshman English News Vol. 42, No. 2 (2014) pp. 151–154

    While the teaching profession has long been committed to the goal of accessibility, the movement toward that goal has proved dismally slow and frustratingly uneven. Consider, for instance, the... More

    pp. 151-154

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  11. "Last Professor Standing!": Powerpoint Enables All Faculty to Use Humor in Teaching

    Ronald A. Berk

    Journal of Faculty Development Vol. 28, No. 3 (September 2014) pp. 81–87

    There are two major global educational trends that have changed the form and execution of humor in the classroom and in professional conferences: (1) the burgeoning instructional technology,... More

    pp. 81-87

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  12. Emergent Cultural Change: Unintended Consequences of a Strategic Information Technology Services Implementation in a United Kingdom University

    Teresa Waring & Dimitra Skoumpopoulou

    Studies in Higher Education Vol. 38, No. 9 (2013) pp. 1365–1381

    Over the past 20 years, universities in the United Kingdom have been undergoing a dramatic period of transformation and change which can be attributed to the expansion of the higher education... More

    pp. 1365-1381

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  13. Living the Orwellian Nightmare: New Media and Digital Dystopia

    Greg Diglin

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014) pp. 608–618

    This article offers an academic critique of new media culture, as viewed comparatively with George Orwell's "1984." The author makes the argument that a number of plot elements of ... More

    pp. 608-618

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  14. Contrasting Visions: Identity, Literacy, and Boundary Work in a Fan Community

    Ksenia A. Korobkova & Rebecca W. Black

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014) pp. 619–632

    This article focuses on learning and identity-related practices of young female fans of a popular British boy band called One Direction. Drawing on qualitative inquiry into a fanfiction community... More

    pp. 619-632

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  15. Plagiarism in Second-Language Writing

    Diane Pecorari & Bojana Petric

    Language Teaching Vol. 47, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 269–302

    Plagiarism is a broad and multidisciplinary field of study, and within second-language (L2) writing, research on the topic goes back to the mid-1980s. In this review article we first discuss the... More

    pp. 269-302

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  16. Research in Progress: Invited Colloquium--Foreign Languages in an Age of Globalization

    Claire Kramsch

    Language Teaching Vol. 46, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 425–427

    With the advent of globalization and the increasingly multilingual and multicultural nature of nations, institutions and classrooms, the fundamental nature of foreign language instruction is... More

    pp. 425-427

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  17. Games as Text, Games as Action: Video Games in the English Classroom

    Catherine Beavis

    Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 57, No. 6 (March 2014) pp. 433–439

    Contemporary views of literacy, and of English and Language Arts curriculum recognise the importance of digital culture and communication forms in many young people's lives and the multiple... More

    pp. 433-439

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  18. The Pedagogical Potential of Video Remix: Critical Conversations about Culture, Creativity, and Copyright

    Catherine Burwell

    Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 57, No. 3 (November 2013) pp. 205–213

    Appropriation, transformation and remix are increasingly recognized as significant aspects of digital literacy. This article considers how one form of digital remix--the video remix--might be used ... More

    pp. 205-213

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  19. Social Presence for Different Tasks and Perceived Learning in Online Hospitality Culture Exchange

    Mei-jung Wang & Hsueh Chu Chen

    Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 5 (2013) pp. 667–684

    This study utilized online discussion and project construction tasks to determine the extent of social presence and collaborative learning for hospitality culture exchange. The online culture... More

    pp. 667-684

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  20. The Realities of "Reaching Out": Enacting the Public-Facing Open Scholar Role with Existing Online Communities

    Leigh-Anne Perryman & Tony Coughlan

    Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2013, No. 1 (2013)

    A core tenet of the open educational resources (OER) movement has long been that 'the world's knowledge is a public good' (Smith & Casserly, 2006, p.2) and should be available... More

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