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Title: Navigating 21st Century Education: Attitudes and perceptions from the other side of the digital divide
Contributor(s): Thorneycroft, Sarah (author)
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: While much research is available on the benefits of incorporating interactive and collaborative environments using online tools and spaces into the teaching of younger students, distance students in older demographics are often left out of the equation. This paper describes a project undertaken in a university with a majority distance education cohort, conducted to determine whether older students (25+) studying via distance education can benefit from the inclusion of the technologies generally designated as the domain of 'digital natives'. The project involves the integration of blog technologies in different configurations across four units for one teaching semester, and surveys students initially and finally to gauge perceptions and attitudes.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: DEHub/ODLAA 2011 Summit: Education 2011 - 2021, Sydney, Australia, 15th - 18th February, 2011
Source of Publication: Mind the words (Papers), p. 1-11
Place of Publication: online
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930201 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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