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1 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? Dr. Gemma Towle University of Northampton

2 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? JISC learner experiences of e-learning studies Learner Scoping study, Sharpe et al, 2005 The Learner Experience of e-Learning study (LEX) Creanor et al, 2006 Student Experiences of e-Learning: Exploring subject differences study (LXP) Conole et al, 2006

3 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? JISC learner experiences of e-learning studies In Their Own Words, a synthesis of outcomes from Phase 1 launched ALT-C September 2007 Phase 2 ongoing between Video case studies of e-learners in action

4 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? A profound shift in the way learners are working Learners lead complex lives and require sophisticated technology-based strategies Personal technologies play a central role often blended with institutionally owned ones Listening to learners – what is emerging

5 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? Learners demonstrate sophisticated choices about which technology to use. Control and choice are of increasing importance to them Some are already skilled in content creation and management– wikis, social software, tagging, blogging, audio, video recording Listening to learners – what is emerging

6 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? So what are your experiences?

7 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? Tanya gets ready for university but before she goes she checks for messages from friends on Facebook. Oh no! More messages from the business studies group her tutor set up – she wished uni stuff didnt mix with fun stuff

8 Technology and learning shouldnt mix?

9 Should things like social networking sites be kept separate from learning?

10 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? Tanya gets to uni and heads to the library. Whilst checking the library catalogue she realises shes not sure what the lecturer was on about. Should she him or go and see him?

11 Technology and learning shouldnt mix?

12 Face to face or electronic contact, which do you prefer and why? ?

13 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? Yawning as she sits to type up coursework, Tanya daydreams about how lovely it would be to stay in bed and not go to lectures and what learning might be like in 2020.

14 Technology and learning shouldnt mix?

15 What technology would you like to use as student and what do you think learning will be like by 2020?

16 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? Looking at her watch, Tanya rushed off to meet her friend David for coffee. Whilst talking about coursework, David explains the problems he is having with technology including pop-ups.

17 Technology and learning shouldnt mix?

18 We may want whizz bang technology but what about accessibility for those with disabilities?

19 Technology and learning shouldnt mix? Three reports from Phase 1 of the Learner Experience of e-Learning studies Information sheets on learners use of social software, and personal tools and technologies In Their Own Words


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