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Faculty and student use of digital technology in a “laptop” university
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, , University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In order to best support both university students and their professors with the use of digital technology, not only do we need to listen to their expressed needs, but we also need to understand how they use technology. To explore the possibility of a difference in how professors and students use technology in a “laptop university”, a survey instrument was administered to both groups of the institution. The instrument was designed to explore how frequently these individual used four types of digital devices (computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles) for 4 categories of uses (technical, communications and collaboration, information access, information processing). Although both groups were given basically an identical set of institutional tools, the data suggests that there are fundamental differences between which devices they choose and how the two groups use digital technology.

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Desjardins, F. & VanOostveen, R. (2015). Faculty and student use of digital technology in a “laptop” university. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2015--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 990-996). Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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