Advances in Communications and Media Research. Volume 10


Anthony V. Stavros (Editor)

Series: Advances in Communications and Media Research
BISAC: TEC041000

In a society predicated on information, the media has a pervasive presence. From government policy to leisure television, the information age touches us all. The papers collected in this book constitute some of today’s leading analyses of the information industry. Together, these essays represent a needed foundation for understanding the present state and future development of the mass media. Current trends in communications as well as media impact on public opinion are studied and reported on.

Topics include teacher practices with mobile technology integrating tablet computers into the early childhood classroom; making personal and professional learning mobile; signaling theory predicting aggressive behaviors in video games; a social network study of friendship networks among college students; a critical reflection on Facebook-research methods and optical mediation; polling with mobile devices on university campuses; the impact of gender and field of study on Iranian students’ English web pages usage; and adoption of ICT-based market information and farm-gate prices received. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Teacher Practices with Mobile Technology Integrating Tablet Computers into the Early Childhood Classroom (pp. 1-26)
Courtney Blackwell (Northwestern University)

Chapter 2 – Making Personal and Professional Learning Mobile: Blending Mobile Devices, Social Media, Social Networks and Mobile Apps to Support PLEs, PLNs and ProLNs (pp. 27-46)
Michael M. Grant, and Yu-Chang Hsu (Associate Professor, Yu-Chang Hsu, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Evolution Rules: Can Signaling Theory Predict Aggressive Behaviors in Video Games? (pp. 47-64)
Richard Huskey, Aubrie Adams, Britney N. Craighead and René Weber (Media Neuroscience Lab, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, US)

Chapter 4 – Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? A Social Network Study of Friendship Networks among College Students (pp. 65-78)
Song Yang and Britni Ayers (Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA, and others)

Chapter 5 – The Work and the Net: A Critical Reflection on Facebook-Research Methods and Optical Mediation (pp. 79-98)
Joost van Loon, and Laura Unsöld (Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany, and others)

Chapter 6 – Polling With Mobile Devices on University Campus (pp. 99-118)
Denis Andrasec, Martin Ebner and Thomas Ebner (Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM), Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, and others)

Chapter 7 – Do Gender and Field of Study Have Impact on Iranian Students‘ English Web Pages Usage? (pp. 119-150)
Bibi Eshrat Zamani and Sara Shahbaz (Educational Technologist, Faculty of Educational Science, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran, and others)

Chapter 8 – Adoption of ICT-Based Market Information and Farm-Gate Prices Received: The Case of Smallholder Farmers in Uganda (pp. 151-168)
Barnabas Kiiza and Glenn Pederson (Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics, Makerere University, Uganda, and others)


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