Cross cultural similarities in using mobile technologies to engage and connect with students

Nykvist, Shaun S., Mukherjee, Michelle M., & Tran, Lieu (2015) Cross cultural similarities in using mobile technologies to engage and connect with students. International Journal of Learning and Teaching, 1(2), pp. 145-149.

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Abstract

The access to mobile technologies is growing at an exponential rate in developed and developing countries, with some developing countries surpassing developed countries in terms of device ownership. It is both the demand for, and high usage of mobile technologies that have driven new and emerging pedagogical practices in higher education. These technologies have also exponentially increased access to information in a knowledge economy. While differences are often drawn between developing and developed countries in terms of the access and use of information and communication technologies (ICT), this paper will report on a study detailing how higher education students use mobile technologies and social media in their studies and in their personal lives. It will contrast the similarities in how students from an Australian and Vietnamese university access and use mobile and social media technologies while also highlighting ways in which these technologies can be embraced by academics to connect and engage with students.

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ID Code: 84646
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: social media, mobile technology, connected technologies, knowledge economy, cross-cultural simularities, HERN
DOI: 10.18178/ijlt.1.2.145-149
ISSN: 2377-2891
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2015 23:02
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 03:14

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