students' use of digital technologies in formal and informal learning

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Information about students' use of digital technologies in formal and informal learning

Published on July 2, 2008

Author: anoush

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Slides of my talk at EDMEDIA 2008 conference - outlining findinsg from LDN study.

students’ use of technology in formal and informal learning Anoush Margaryan, David Nicol*, Allison Littlejohn and Kathryn Trinder Glasgow Caledonian University, UK * University of Strathclyde, UK This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

decentralisation user control prosumption & remix participation wisdom of crowds

gap between culture of universities and learners’ lives?

What students think? full report : http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/projects/detail/projectfinder/projects/pf2969lr

Survey & interviews: demographic data types of tools used extent of use purpose of use examples

demographic data

types of tools used

extent of use

purpose of use

examples

 

 

formal learning (course)

Informal learning (not course)

social use (not learning-related)

what are the tools used for? mobile phones organising project meetings discussing assignments - support during pre-exam panic “ no study materials on my phone please – it’s not a work item”

mobile phones

organising project meetings

discussing assignments

- support during pre-exam panic

“ no study materials on my phone please – it’s not a work item”

what are the tools used for? Instant Messaging finding each other on campus communicating timetable changes arranging to meet discussing coursework

Instant Messaging

finding each other on campus

communicating timetable changes

arranging to meet

discussing coursework

what are the tools used for? Social networking (Bebo, MySpace) socialising supporting each other sharing resources organising learning in groups mixed socialising and learning

Social networking (Bebo, MySpace)

socialising

supporting each other

sharing resources

organising learning in groups

mixed socialising and learning

Would you like to use these tools in your courses?

low understanding of tools interdisciplinary differences low concern with who provides tools low digital literacy skills

low understanding of tools

interdisciplinary differences

low concern with who provides tools

low digital literacy skills

not all young people are “digital natives” pedagogic approach is a factor socialising vs creating & sharing knowledge expectations of learning at university (Litteljohn et al, in press)

not all young people are “digital natives”

pedagogic approach is a factor

socialising vs creating & sharing knowledge

expectations of learning at university

(Litteljohn et al, in press)

Who is in charge?

Do all learners have the skills and mindset to be in charge?

Self-regulation Networking skills Self-efficacy Motivation Learning literacies

 

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