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ERIC Number: EJ1064549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
Academic versus Non-Academic Emerging Adult College Student Technology Use
Swanson, Joan Ann; Walker, Erica
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v20 n2 p147-158 Jul 2015
Emerging adult college students have developmental and educational needs which are unique to their phase of life. Emerging adults are also increasingly identified by their technology use and practices. Collegiate instructors will be better equipped for educating these individuals when armed with insights concerning emerging adults' technology related practices. The purpose of this study is to examine academic and non-academic technology use by emerging adult college students. Survey results (N = 235) provide insights into emerging adult college student technology preferences and frequency of use for academic and non-academic purposes. This study found that emerging adult college students have distinct technology preferences and practices relating to both academic and non-academic use, and prefer contextualization of technology accordingly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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