Managing distraction in 21st century learning environments
Matthew, Anne F. & Evans, Richard (2012) Managing distraction in 21st century learning environments. In Mortimer, Rachel (Ed.) The 15th International First Year in Higher Education Conference 2012, 26-29 June 2012, Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane, QLD.
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First year students attend face-to-face classes armed with an arsenal of internet enabled digital devices. The conundrum is that while these devices offer scope for enhancing opportunities for engagement in face-to-face learning, they may simultaneously distract students away from learning and compound isolation issues. This paper considers how to best to use these devices for maximum engagement in first year face-to-face learning so as to assist students in connecting with other learners and instructors within the learning environment
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