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Annotated Bib – Week 13

Lee, K., & Ranta, L. (2014). Facebook: Facilitating Social Access and Language Acquisition for International Students? Tesl Canada Journal, 31(2), 22–50. Lee and Ranta examined the use of Facebook by English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in Canada to see if Facebook could be used to increase interactions between native and non-native speakers of… Continue reading Annotated Bib – Week 13

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Annotated Bib – Week 11

Drost, E. a. (2011). Validity and Reliability in Social Science Research. Education Research and Perspectives, 38(1), 105–123. Drost examined the problem of validity and ways to ensure reliability when conducting research in the social sciences.  Reliability is explained first with information in regards to error analysis and the importance of internal consistency as well as… Continue reading Annotated Bib – Week 11

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Annotated Bibliography – Week 12

Salmon, G. (2009). The future for (second) life and learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(3), 526–538. This article, written in 2009, examines the three-dimensional multi-user virtual environments (3-D MUVEs) Second Life, and its use in higher education.  In this article, Salmon attempts to predict “trends and emerging issues, the power of pedagogical imagination and the… Continue reading Annotated Bibliography – Week 12

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Annotated Bibliography – Week 10

Mills, K. a. (2010). A Review of the “Digital Turn” in the New Literacy Studies. Review of Educational Research, 80(2), 246–271. New Literacy Studies, specifically digital contexts, was the topic of this review of empirical studies by Mills.  In her review of the early studies related to this field, she focused not only on communication… Continue reading Annotated Bibliography – Week 10