Social media and women’s clothes shopping online

Study reveals that there has been a rapid rise in the women’s clothes shopping online process. The US alone returned a result of a rise by 67 percent in women’s clothes shopping online. It has also been established by surveys conducted that the main catapulting force behind this trend has been the social media sites. Till recent social media had been considered only a liability, but a near 180 degrees turn has taken place off late. The social media has also been predicted to give a rise by 74 percent to sales of clothes and apparels in the years to come.

The mobile device share

The process of Women’s clothes shopping online can broadly be divided into those who do so using their mobile and those who use their laptops or desktops. The study reveals that by 2017, the sales figures would touch 25 percent of the annual sales for those conducted over the mobile device. Apps made for such purchases are hitting the market by a dime to a dozen.

The role of the social media

Retailers are reaching the consumers, the shoppers easily via the social media sites and forums. The number of people being accessed is near infinity through this process. Creating a user friendly or buyer friendly environment through the same forums makes wise decision by the retailer for selling their products. Another reason for the rise of women’s clothes shopping online process and its association with the social media is the practice of women discussing their dress sense with each other. The social media forums are the best platform for them to discuss these details and form opinions of which line of clothing or apparel would be best suited to them. The younger people are more drawn to these forums and driven by it.

Promotional emails or advertisements

Retailers have also started pushing their products and specially clothes via the media of emails or placing their promotional notices on these social media sites and get noticed by the women’s clothes shopping online group of people. Study has shown that there has been a rise by about 33 percent of women who had been influenced by such promotional offers for their purchases on line. Sites like YouTube, instagram, and face book cater for a large percentage of the women’s clothes shopping online process.

Specific clothing items purchased online

Mainly T-shirts or casual wear is what the online shoppers usually go for, as per study. The reason for this can easily be pinned to the fact that such dresses do not require perfect fitting and therefore things like physical trial of the dress does not occur.

Other reasons for rise in women’s clothes shopping online process

Ease of shopping, variety of clothes available for selecting from. Carrying out comparative study of clothes that can be bought are the other main reasons why there is a rise in women’s clothes shopping online group. All in all, there is a trending of women who like to shop for their clothes online rather than going to mall or retail store in person.

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Discovering the laws of physics with a serious game in kindergarten

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Scientific thinking strategies can be assessed using a serious game.


Kindergartner’s gaming behavior can be subdivided in exploration and efficiency.


Vocabulary mediated between game exploration and attentional control.


Nonverbal reasoning mediated between game efficiency and attentional control.

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Teachers’ professional reasoning about their pedagogical use of technology

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Teachers (n = 157) demonstrate technology use and discuss their reasoning.

Reasons address attractiveness, learning goals and learning processes.

The majority of teachers use technology to support knowledge transfer.

Teachers demonstrate integration of technology, pedagogy and content.

About half of the teachers show alignment between their reasoning and practice.
Abstract
This study focused on teachers’ reasoning about the use of technology in practice. Both teachers’ professional reasoning and their technology use were investigated. Through video cases, 157 teachers demonstrated their technology use in practice and commented on the reasoning behind their actions. Results show that most technology use was intended to strengthen both pedagogy and subject matter, or else pedagogy alone. Reasons addressed making learning attractive for students, realizing educational goals and facilitating the learning process. The majority of teachers’ technology use in practice shows aspects of the knowledge transfer model of teaching. Most technology tools were used to support a learning activity; the use of technology was essential in only a few video cases. About half of the video cases showed alignment between reasoning and practice. The results contribute to better understanding of how teachers reason professionally about their technology use.

Keywords
Elementary education; Secondary education; Pedagogical issues; Teaching/learning strategies; Improving classroom teaching