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Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Are we using technology for its novelty value or because it is useful?

Current priorities in higher education are focusing on increasing student engagement. Presented in this session are the findings of a year-long interdisciplinary study which attempted to increase student interaction and engagement by incorporating real-time in-class technologies. The results demonstrate that students are strategic in their use of the technology and criticise its application to situations when face-to-face interactions could occur or when it does not fit their purpose. Staff autoethnographic reflections on their use of the technology criticise logistical issues and that its use reduced in-class engagement and interaction. Overall the technology was a hindrance possible reasons are explored with findings that are essential for other educators who are considering using such technologies.

Are we using technology for its novelty value or because it is useful.pdf
10/07/2019
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