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Student blur the boundaries between personal and educational uses of technology
One of the findings of Creanor et al's (2006) LEX report which generated much interest was the...
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28 April 2010
One of the findings of Creanor et al's (2006) LEX report which generated much interest was the observation that for effective e-learners '
Boundaries between these different aspects of their lives were often blurred, and learning was seen as being very much part of their identity. ' (p.9)
Four years on, and with the widespread uptake of social networking in that time, how much confidence do we now have that students prefer to blend personal and study related technology use? Do you know of evidence that students prefer to keep personal tools and technology separate from study?
The implications of this finding are important. On the one hand teachers are being warned not to "friend" their students (especially at education levels below HE) while on the other social media offers great opportunities for learning and teaching. What recommendations can researchers make?