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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Re:Learning, Technology, and College Students

Patrick Biddix , Associate Professor of Higher EducationCollege of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Two decades of research and anecdotal belief implies students are hyper-connected, faculty are dis-connected, and the inability of the two to resolve this digital divide limits learning potential. My research explores questions about how students use technology in their classroom and extended learning environments. Specifically, I have focused on how learners interact with technology and how their learning process is influenced (or not) by such interactions. In this presentation, I offer some considerations from my work in international contexts. The findings I share challenged my previous notions about technology, leading me to reconsider student learning in the “digital” era.

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