Changing student use and perceptions of learning technologies, 2002 - 2004
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The experiences of 504 students were explored by survey in their first year and their third year of study at university. Compared with first year, student engagement in paid work increased significantly and the number of days spent on campus decreased significantly by third year, though the overall number of hours spent attending classes did not change significantly. There were no significant differences in student levels of satisfaction with teaching or their university experience overall between first year and third year. Student use of information and communication technologies and their perceived usefulness of those technologies in supporting learning increased significantly over the two year period. Gender and age differences were apparent in the use of technologies. Frequency of use of learning technologies correlated with perceived usefulness of the technology. However there was a pattern of volatility in student use of technology over time in which early adopters later abandoned the technology.
Proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference
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