What works and why? Student perceptions of ‘useful’ digital technology in university...

What works and why? Student perceptions of ‘useful’ digital technology in university teaching and learning

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CSHEWe are pleased to announce the first publication from LNM’s current OLT-funded project on uses of digital technology in universities – “What works and why? Student perceptions of ‘useful’ digital technology in university teaching and learning”. The paper was authored by Michael Henderson, Rachel Aston and Neil Selwyn, and is now available for preview in Studies in Higher Education. The paper explores the aspects of digital technology use that students themselves see as particularly helpful and/or useful. Drawing on the project’s survey of 1658 undergraduate students, the paper outlines eleven distinct digital ‘benefits’ – ranging from flexibilities of time and place, ease of organizing and managing study tasks through to the ability to replay and revisit teaching materials, and learn in more visual forms. The research was conducted in partnership with colleagues from Griffith University, led by Glen Finger.