Students' engagement with technologies

implications for university practice

Maree Gosper*, Janne Malfroy, Jo Mckenzie, Lynnae Rankine

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    The inexorable pace of technological change demands frequent modernisation of learning technologies and services to ensure they support equitable and engaging learning environments. Because of the resources involved, costs incurred need to be carefully weighed up against the potential benefits that upgrades will bring to students and their learning. In order to provide an evidence-based approach to planning, three Australian universities have recently completed a multidimensional survey to gain a better understanding of students' experiences and expectations of technologies in everyday life and for study purposes. More than 10,000 students responded. Technologies surveyed included established (email, learning management systems) and the more recent Web2.0 technologies (YouTube, Facebook). This paper presents the initial findings and implications they have for the development of technologyrich environments that are equitable, engaging and support quality outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChanging demands, changing directions
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings ASCILITE Hobart 2011
    EditorsG. Willams, P. Statham, N. Brown, B. Cleland
    Place of PublicationHobart
    PublisherUniversity of Tasmania
    Pages504-508
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781862956445
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
    Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

    Other

    OtherAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - "Changing demands, changing directions", ASCILITE 2011
    CountryAustralia
    CityHobart, TAS
    Period4/12/117/12/11

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