Thursday, April 26, 2012

Students Confused by Digital Technologies

"New research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), has revealed that some university students are confused by the array of technologies available to them during the course of their studies. The report, led by Dr Christopher Jones from the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, also found that whilst many students are distracted by social networking sites during study, a small minority of their peers do not even use e-mail."

Read more: http://www.scienceomega.com/article/301/is-the-net-generation-a-myth#ixzz1t9jXjBjh



6 comments:

swalters@capilanou.ca said...
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jadekellaway said...

Surely, this is why most pre-college programs include a series of orientations regarding the rules when using computers. Part of the students' training is also to ignore distractions and keep their concentration towards their work, and not on social networking sites. These SNS can decrease their productivity, but in a way, it also helps them survive college by means of socializing.

jadekellaway said...

Surely, this is why most pre-college programs include a series of orientations regarding the rules when using computers. Part of the students' training is also to ignore distractions and keep their concentration towards their work, and not on social networking sites. These SNS can decrease their productivity, but in a way, it also helps them survive college by means of socializing.

- Jade Kellaway

shawnjeremy said...

You can implement a strict policy about the use of SNS. Only allow the students to use it during break time and not during classes. You can't block it forever because it will take the fun away from learning. - Shawn Jeremy

steveclegg said...

I believe the word "confuse" is an understatement. Most of the youth today are more adept than the adults.

Steve Clegg

Mischna Ong said...

Students just need to realize that there's more to IT than social media.

Best,
Mischna Ong