ELearning Strategic Planning 2020: The Voice of Future Students as Stakeholders in Higher Education
Most universities are undertaking information technology (IT) strategic planning. The development of those plans often includes the voices of academics and sometimes engages alumni and current students. However, few engage and acknowledge the voice of future students. This paper is situated within the Griffith University 2020 Strategic Plan, and refers directly to the Griffith 2020 IT Strategic Directions document. Specifically, this paper reports on a research project involving primary school students, aged 10-14 years old, who might be expected to participate in university studies in 2020. The students' ideas about studying in university in 2020 were used to complement other voices to inform the Griffith 2020 IT Strategic Directions plan. Data were collected using semi-structured focus groups at three schools located in close proximity to the university. The paper provides insights into future university students' views on the use of technologies in their future studies.
ICEduTech 2013 International conference on educational technologies - Proceedings
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