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Social media and the online learner

Posted on 27 Nov 2014 with 0 comments
21st century skills Instructional design Learning environment Pedagogy Social Media

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In recent time social media has occupied an important role in education by enabling the dissemination of information and research, supporting reflection and empowering self-directed learning. A short paper, tilted Using social media to engage and develop the online learner in self-determined learning, by Lisa Marie Blaschke, explored the role of social media in engaging learners and in promoting cognitive and meta-cognitive development while using self-determined learning.


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Young children’s use of technology

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 with 0 comments
Digital literacy Early childhood ICT in education Pedagogy

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Researchers and educators are divided on the influence and impact of digital technology on young children’s development. There are two schools of thought on the use of digital technologies with young children. Some researchers believe early use of technologies may impede a child’s cognitive development while others maintain that the use of technologies may enhance a child’s development. This review reports on a study that sought to investigate the influence of technologies on young children’s learning.


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