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Exploring Online Journals – A Core Activity for Academic Literacy

, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The Academic Literacy course design in our college addresses the dual challenges of relevance for students’ academic career and future employment as designers, developers and implementers of organizational training. The choice of learning activities is guided by the need to achieve instructional effectiveness, as well as modeling active learning strategies that students can adopt and adapt into their developing professional repertoire. In this paper we will describe a core activity “Exploring Online Journals”, which extends the learning environment beyond the classroom confines and provides opportunities for individual and team work, accessing web-based resources, sharing resources in the course forum, and peer support. We shall elaborate on the activity structure and present information about students’ performance of a sample activity exploring AACE journals in 2009 and 2010. Data regarding students' views will show that they considered the activity relevant and useful.


Langley, D. (2011). Exploring Online Journals – A Core Activity for Academic Literacy. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3589-3597). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .

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