Developing a desirable learning environment for digital students

Andone, D., Dron, J. and Pemberton, L. (2009) Developing a desirable learning environment for digital students Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, 6 (4). pp. 253-271. ISSN 1540-0182

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Abstract

Recent years have seen a new generation of ‘digital students’ emerging in the developed world. Digital students are young adults who have grown up with digital technologies integrated as an everyday feature of their lives. Digital students use technology differently from previous generations of students, fluidly and often simultaneously using instant messengers, mobile phones, the Web, MP3 players, online games and more. A study performed in a UK university was designed to analyse the use of new technologies, especially of social software, by digital students. The methods used are based on measures of desirability. The study is part of a research project which is investigating how the development of the eLearning spaces might be informed by digital students’ attitudes. It was the first step taken towards the development and evaluation of a new learning environment for digital students.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-Learning, Digital Students, Mobile Learning, Desirability, Usability
Subjects:G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G400 Computing
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Interactive Technologies
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ID Code:9751
Deposited By:editor cmis
Deposited On:24 Jan 2012 11:56
Last Modified:10 Apr 2012 11:29

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