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Learning, Media and Technology

2013 Volume 38, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Digital Literacy and Informal Learning Environments: An Introduction

    Eric M. Meyers, Ingrid Erickson & Ruth V. Small

    New technologies and developments in media are transforming the way that individuals, groups and societies communicate, learn, work and govern. This new socio-technical reality requires... More

    pp. 355-367

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  2. Fangirls as Teachers: Examining Pedagogic Discourse in an Online Fan Site

    Jayne C. Lammers

    Videogames, such as "The Sims," are a digital media passion drawing adolescents to online spaces where they create and share content. This article explores how discourses and expectations... More

    pp. 368-386

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  3. What It Has or What It Does Not Have? Signposts from US Data for Rural Children's Digital Access to Informal Learning

    Marcia A. Mardis

    A fifth of US children live in rural areas with limited access to the informal learning opportunities available to their metropolitan counterparts. High-speed broadband internet access can be an... More

    pp. 387-406

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  4. Scientific Inquiry, Digital Literacy, and Mobile Computing in Informal Learning Environments

    Paul F. Marty, Nicole D. Alemanne, Anne Mendenhall, Manisha Maurya, Sherry A. Southerland, Victor Sampson, Ian Douglas, Michelle M. Kazmer, Amanda Clark & Jennifer Schellinger

    Understanding the connections between scientific inquiry and digital literacy in informal learning environments is essential to furthering students' critical thinking and technology skills.... More

    pp. 407-428

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  5. Formal and Informal Context Factors as Contributors to Student Engagement in a Guided Discovery-Based Program of Game Design Learning

    Rebecca Reynolds & Ming Ming Chiu

    This paper explored informal (after-school) and formal (elective course in-school) learning contexts as contributors to middle-school student attitudinal changes in a guided discovery-based and... More

    pp. 429-462

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  6. Informal Learning on "YouTube": Exploring Digital Literacy in Independent Online Learning

    Elaine Tan

    The focus of this paper is a project conducted in 2011, exploring the use of "YouTube" in the classroom. The project conducted a number of focus groups for which highlighted a number of... More

    pp. 463-477

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  7. Getting It Together: Relational Habitus in the Emergence of Digital Literacies

    Charles Underwood, Leann Parker & Lynda Stone

    Digital literacies have fast become indispensable for productive engagement, competency, and citizenship in a rapidly changing world. After-school programs represent an important venue where many... More

    pp. 478-494

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