Exploring Graduate Student’s Use of Computer-Based Technologies for Online Learning
Francois Desjardins, Roland vanOostveen, Shawn Bullock, Maurice DiGiuseppe, Lorayne Robertson, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In the area of online education, it is becoming apparent that the technology as well as the pedagogical approach landscape is changing. As learners are more and more technologically savvy, so must the institutions adjust their offerings to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of these students. In a graduate program designed to meet the needs of learners specifically interested in education and digital technologies, this case study addresses the question of what technologies these specific students already use when they come into the program and how comfortable they claim to be with it. The data from this case study show that adult students enrolled in a Master of Education and Digital Technology program come in as frequent users of many of the latest technologies and in general are quite confident as to their abilities and competences.
Desjardins, F., vanOostveen, R., Bullock, S., DiGiuseppe, M. & Robertson, L. (2010). Exploring Graduate Student’s Use of Computer-Based Technologies for Online Learning. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 440-444). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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