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#Commoncore: Methods, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Alan J. Daly, Miguel Del Fresno Feb 2015

#Commoncore: Methods, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Alan J. Daly, Miguel Del Fresno

The #commoncore Project—How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education

This section provides a detailed discussion of the methods used to arrive at the conclusions in #CommonCore: How social media is changing the politics of education.


#Commoncore Project: How Social Media Is Changing The Politics Of Education, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Alan J. Daly, Miguel Del Fresno Feb 2015

#Commoncore Project: How Social Media Is Changing The Politics Of Education, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Alan J. Daly, Miguel Del Fresno

The #commoncore Project—How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education

The Common Core has become a flashpoint at the nexus of education politics and policy, fueled by ardent social media activists. To explore this phenomenon, this innovative and interactive website examines the Common Core debate through the lens of the influential social media site Twitter. Using a social network perspective that examines the relationships among actors, we focus on the most highly used Twitter hashtag about the Common Core: #commoncore. The central question of our investigation is: How are social media-enabled social networks changing the discourse in American politics that produces and sustains social policy? To join a conversation about ...


Video Creation Tools For Language Learning: Lessons Learned, Vickie Marre Karasic, Anu Vedantham Jan 2015

Video Creation Tools For Language Learning: Lessons Learned, Vickie Marre Karasic, Anu Vedantham

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Video creation tools—from Skype to PowerPoint to iMovie—have become increasingly popular conduits for foreign language teaching and learning. In flipped-classroom and blended-learning models, video enables faculty to move routine language concepts (i.e., grammar and vocabulary) outside the classroom, leaving more in-class time for live engagement with teacher and classmates. This chapter discusses lessons learned and new data collected at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Weigle Information Commons on video’s effectiveness in various language learning contexts. Data collected includes reflections on several years of course observations, interviews with language faculty members, and a campus-wide survey to gauge ...