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ELESIG is community of researchers and practitioners from higher and further education who are involved in investigations of learners’ experiences and uses of technology in learning.

Online Report Card: Tracking Online Education in the United States. EIG1605. LSE.


Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises. Recently my research team observed nearly 300 middle school, high school and university students studying something important for a mere 15 minutes in their natural environments.

Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises

We were interested in whether they could maintain focus and, if not, what might be distracting them. Every minute we noted exactly what they were doing, whether they were studying, if they were texting or listening to music or watching television in the background, and if they had a computer screen in front of them and what websites were being visited. The results were startling. What do students entering HE expect from digital technologies?

Digital futures event

In Their Own Words. To tweet next week. @elesig #oldfavourites #summerreading. Tweeted. OER_Hub : Love #oer? Interested in #impact? ... Texts, Snapchats, Instagram: Translating Teens’ Online Behavior. How much surveillance should parents have over their teenagers’ social media lives?

Texts, Snapchats, Instagram: Translating Teens’ Online Behavior

Why are kids’ online roles so different from their realities? How does technology change the way teens relate to each other and to adults? Author danah boyd, who has been spending lots of quality time with teens over the past few years, attempts to demystify teens’ online actions and behaviors and provide some insight into their motivations in this excellent Science Friday interview (press the play button to hear the full interview). Boyd articulates a nuanced understanding of young people’s mindsets that may help translate their actions for befuddled adults. An excerpt from danah boyd’s It’s Complicated Children love to experiment with encoding messages.

The practice of hiding in plain sight is not new. Author danah boyd These practices are not new. When Carmen, a Latina seventeen-year-old living in Boston, broke up with her boyfriend, she “wasn’t in the happiest state.” Related. Breaking Boundaries. What 5 Tech Experts Expect in 2014 - Technology. Education technology enjoyed a headline-grabbing year in 2013.

What 5 Tech Experts Expect in 2014 - Technology

Debate about the potential, and the limitations, of massive open online courses reached a fevered pitch. Technology-enabled, competency-based degrees got a green light from the U.S. Department of Education. And data analytics proved to be an increasingly important reference point in campus operations. The momentum shows little sign of abating in 2014. —Megan O'Neil David Lassner David Lassner Anthony Consillio. Gaming Unplugged Since 2000. What  Do  Unsuccessful  Online  Students  Want  Us  to  Know? Help us understand learner experiences in Open Online Courses and MOOCs?

[January 21] Internet Skills and Wikipedia's Gender Inequality. January 21, 2014 at 12:30pm ETBerkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor Although women are just as likely as men to read Wikipedia, they only represent an estimated 16% of global Wikipedia editors and 23% of U.S. adult Wikipedia editors.

[January 21] Internet Skills and Wikipedia's Gender Inequality

Previous research has focused on analyzing aspects of current contributors and aspects of the existing Wikipedia community to explain this gender gap in contributions. Instead, we analyze data about both Wikipedia contributors and non-contributors. We also focus on a previously ignored factor: people’s Internet skills. Our data set includes a diverse group of American young adults with detailed information about their background attributes, Internet experiences and skills.

About Eszter Eszter Hargittai is Delaney Family Professor in the Communication Studies Department and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where she heads the Web Use Project. AECT RTD Professional Development Webinar on Learning Analytics. Enilda Romero-Hall and Min Kyu Kim have organized the second AECT Research and Theory division Professional Development Webinar session.

AECT RTD Professional Development Webinar on Learning Analytics

Join us! Presenter: Dr. Ryan Baker ( Topic: Learning Analytics – Potential and Principles Date/Time: February 6, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. (EDT) » Student questionnaire – baseline data JISC Employability. Posted on: 1 February 2013 By: Project manager No Comments » Filed under: digital literacy, surveys Shortly before Christmas Boris, our doctoral researcher, presented the findings of our student questionnaire to the Project Board and Delivery Group and it made for an interesting meeting.

» Student questionnaire – baseline data JISC Employability

Hashtags and retweets: using Twitter to aid Community, Communication and Casual (informal) learning. Peter Reed* Centre for Excellence in Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching, Institute of Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom (Received 18 September 2012; final version received 13 July 2013; Published: 12 September 2013) Since the evolution of Web 2.0, or the Social Web, the way in which users interact with/on the Internet has seen a massive paradigm shift.

Hashtags and retweets: using Twitter to aid Community, Communication and Casual (informal) learning

Web 2.0 tools and technologies have completely changed the dynamics of the Internet, enabling users to create content; be it text, photographs or video; and furthermore share and collaborate across massive geographic boundaries. As part of this revolution, arguably the most significant tools have been those employing social media.