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E-Learning and Digital Media

2014 Volume 11, Number 4

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Is the US Workforce Prepared to Thrive in the Past or in the Future?

    Daniel Burrus

    Past education focused on the three Rs (reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic), but these no longer give humans an edge over advanced computers and automation systems. This is why we need to... More

    pp. 314-322

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  2. The Temporal Impact and Implications of E-Learning

    Deryn Graham

    The concept of time is a key issue incorporated in most educational theories, and the notion of time has been considered in different ways in diverse approaches, such as behaviourism, genetic... More

    pp. 323-332

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  3. PELS: A Noble Architecture and Framework for a Personal E-Learning System (PELS)

    Jahangir Dewan, Morshed Chowdhury & Lynn Batten

    This article presents a personal e-learning system architecture in the context of a social network environment. The main objective of a personal e-learning system is to develop individual skills on... More

    pp. 333-341

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  4. Digital Game-Based Learning: A Supplement for Medication Calculation Drills in Nurse Education

    Brynjar Foss, Atle Lokken, Arne Leland, Jorn Stordalen, Petter Mordt & Bjorg F. Oftedal

    Student nurses, globally, appear to struggle with medication calculations. In order to improve these skills among student nurses, the authors developed The Medication Game--an online computer game ... More

    pp. 342-349

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  5. The Use of Weblogs in Citizenship Education: A Theoretical Analysis of the Integration of Weblogs and the English Citizenship Curriculum

    Cheng-Yu Hung

    New technologies have changed the way people perceive the world as well as access to knowledge. The ubiquitous influence of the Internet has also impacted traditional teaching in schools. According... More

    pp. 350-362

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  6. Insights into Contextualised Learning: How Do Professional Examiners Construct Shared Understanding through Feedback?

    Martin Johnson

    This project uses the community of practice metaphor to explore some of the discursive characteristics of learning that take place when a group of United Kingdom-based professional examiners engage... More

    pp. 363-378

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  7. Untethering Education: Creating a Pilot Hybrid Class to Enhance Learning in Intercultural Communication

    Bessie Lawton, Anita Foeman & Philip Thompsen

    Improvements in educational technology in the past couple of decades have led institutions of higher learning to encourage and implement various types of distance education courses. This article... More

    pp. 379-389

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  8. Motherboards, Microphones and Metaphors: Re-Examining New Literacies and Black Feminist Thought through Technologies of Self

    Tisha Lewis Ellison & David E. Kirkland

    This article examines how two African American females composed counter-selves using a computer motherboard and a stand-alone microphone as critical identity texts. Situated within sociocultural... More

    pp. 390-405

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  9. Tending to Change: Toward a Situated Model of Affinity Spaces

    Dan Bommarito

    The concept of affinity spaces, a theoretical construct used to analyze literate activity from a spatial perspective, has gained popularity among scholars of literacy studies and, particularly,... More

    pp. 406-419

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  10. The Intersection of Social Presence and Impression Management in Online Learning Environments

    Eveline Houtman, Alexandra Makos & Heather-Lynne Meacock

    In our day-to-day routines, we are being asked to extend ourselves into virtual environments that capture mere glimpses of who we are and what we think. As education focuses on the development of... More

    pp. 419-430

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