A new era : personal technology challenges educational technology

Matthew, Anne F. & Evans, Richard (2013) A new era : personal technology challenges educational technology. In Conference Proceedings of the 30th Ascilite Conference, ASCILITE, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW.


As we race towards a new era, rapid change of conventional models has become the norm. Just as technology has etched itself to the core of society, the sheer quantity of student devices connecting to university networks presents a sector wide challenge coinciding almost perfectly with many universities creating technology rich learning spaces. New fears include future proofing. It is not just a matter of technology becoming outdated. In seeking to accommodate the teaching styles and experience of staff across diverse faculties, is this technology simply too vanilla to meet their needs as they become increasingly skilled and inspired by technology’s potential? Through the early findings of a study into staff use of technology within Queensland University of Technology's next generation collaborative learning spaces, this paper explores whether the answers lie in a model presented by students equipping themselves with the tools they need to learn in the 21st century.

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ID Code: 63835
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: collaborative learning, Technology, future proofing, learning spaces, blended learning, HERN, higher education, learning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Higher Education Research Network
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2013 22:13
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 14:15

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