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ERIC Number: ED562300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Using a Techno-Scepticism Framework to Evaluate the Perception and Acceptance of a New Online Reading List
Sultany, Ajmal; Halford, Samantha
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
There has been an exponential growth of e-learning in the UK Higher Education. However, there is a growing opinion that e-learning practitioners are not critical enough and that they should adopt a more techno-negative or techno-scepticism approach when implementing new e-learning tools. In this paper we use a techno-scepticism framework to assess the evaluation of a newly implemented online reading list at our UK Higher Education Institution. In particular, we look at the "The Myths about E-Learning in Higher Education" (see EJ872751) proposed by Njenga and Fourie (2010). We present qualitative and quantitative evaluation data collected from the focus groups which shows that the students have a very positive perception of this newly implemented online reading list and believe that it will improve their academic experience. Furthermore, as the student focus groups also produced rich data which deal with the students' experience of e-learning in general, five of the myths of e-learning that relates to the student experience are used to framework these discussions. [For the full proceedings, see ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom