ERIC Number: EJ1156006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Necessary Addiction: Student Conceptualizations of Technology and Its Impact on Teaching and Learning
Bauer, Laurie B.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v48 n1 p67-81 2018
The near constant use of technology today has led to widespread changes in the way literacy is imagined, used, and theorized. Since college students spend a significant amount of time using and being involved with various acts of technology, there is no doubt that their literate lives are changing and adapting as well. Although most college-aged students would call themselves technologically literate, many still struggle with the literacy demands of college; therefore, postsecondary literacy research needs to focus on these changes and how they impact the literate lives of college students. This study aims at discovering students' views and beliefs regarding technology. Utilizing metaphor analysis, students' elicited metaphors were studied to determine their conceptualizations of technology in order to gather useful information about how technology is impacting their literate lives and how educators can best bridge common out-of-school literacy practices with academics.
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, College Students, Technological Literacy, Figurative Language, Qualitative Research, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Reading, Addictive Behavior, Internet, Student Behavior, Questionnaires, Computer Use
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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