ERIC Number: EJ911053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Evolving Patterns of Working: Do They Matter?
Boyle, Roger David; Efford, Nick D.; Neagle, Royce J.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v35 n6 p667-677 Dec 2010
We consider how changing attitudes to computer use may alter the habits of students in the use of location and times of the day. We discover for one community the extent to which they absent themselves from the physical university and see some trends. We suggest that this is a deep change of habit, influenced by the "digital generation", and seek qualitative results on what determines the modern student's keyboard behaviour. We present early evidence that, while students are indeed absenting themselves from formal computer facilities, some understanding of the benefits of the physical university remains intact. (Contains 1 note and 4 figures.)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students, Virtual Classrooms, Student Behavior, Geographic Location, Time, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)