Law students' perspectives of the affect of academics' use of technology

Cradduck, Lucy M. (2017) Law students' perspectives of the affect of academics' use of technology. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 10(1), pp. 24-41.

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Abstract

Previous work within the Faculty of Law, QUT had considered law students perceptions and use of technology and how to manage that use without it becoming a distraction. Students willingness to use technology for their learning purposes, however, had not been tested. The research seeks to understand the affect of law academics in class use of technology for both law and justice students. Students use and their perception of academics use in lectures and tutorials was tested by means of an online survey conducted on an anonymous and voluntary basis. The analysis of results revealed that the majority of respondents rarely use technology in class for their learning purposes. However, most indicated that academic in class use of technology enabled their learning. The research also reinforced the need to make any level of engagement with technology meaningful for students. In particular it identified the need to ensure that students are enabled, by appropriate training, in their use of any required databases or software.

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ID Code: 78892
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: access, smart devices, e-Learning, student engagement, digital divide
DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2017.081004
ISSN: 1741-8070
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2014 00:27
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 10:00

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