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Alexandra Finch

Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Cla... - 0 views

    Kay, R., Lauriclla, S. (2011). Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptop Computers in Higher Education Classrooms: A Formative Analysis. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. 37:1
    a. Laptops and mobile devices are ubiquitous in todays classrooms as students are digital natives. Because of decreasing prices of technology over the past few decades, an overwhelming majority of the university students surveyed own a laptop (87%). Because of this quick onset of technological adoption, culture has lagged, in terms of re-defining the social institutions that such mobile and computer technologies affect. According to this analysis, students feel that the use of a laptop helps in aiding studies, is useful for gathering course and supplementary materials and engaging in peer collaboration. Several challenges have been noted: communication based challenges, relating to social media, email and messaging services; and entertainment based challenges, relating to media consumption. These challenges serve as potential sources of distraction for the student using the technology and others. In their findings, 16% of students reported being distracted by pornography during class, on their own or others' computer screens, which ranked higher than computer games, at 1%. The authors conclude that the benefits of laptop use in class outweigh the challenges 2:1. Possibly, if the functionality of student laptops are integrated into course curriculum further, students can benefit from further peer collaboration, increased academic benefit and decreased distractions.
Alexandra Finch

From Distraction to Engagement: Wireless Devices in the Classroom - 0 views

    a. Finding a balance between technology and teaching has proved challenging in the traditional classroom. Some institutions, such as University of Chicago Law School, have altogether banned internet access in the classroom, claiming that it imposes on the integrity of the education. Although the authors draw attention to research demonstrating the rampant frequency of distractions with laptop and mobile technology amongst students, they beg the question of whose fault it really is - and begs educators to reflect on their own teaching, and the educational institution as a whole. Fang describes possible solutions for the distraction dilemma for educators to apply to the modern classroom. Filtering applications can help to create a temporary filter on computer applications to ensure a singular task, or set of permitted tasks, are accessed. Network switching allows faculty and network administrators to determine which, if any, applications can use a network at a given time. Social solutions can also be effective; by educating the student on the issue of technology-related distraction in classrooms, and assessing teaching styles, class formats and institutional practices. In the modern classroom, the professor and technology should coexist peacefully; yet it will take social and technical finesse in order to find the right balance for the maximum benefit of the student.


Publicado por Ariel y Fundación Telefónica. Con la colaboración técnica de Wolters Kluwer.

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La explosión de la información: retos y propuestas para el bibliotecario - 1 views

    En el contexto de la proliferación de información y nuevas tecnologías se ha fortalecido la idea de que estamos en la sociedad de la información y del conocimiento. Pero estos términos no gozan de la claridad y el consenso que se requieren para dar pasos firmes. Ambos tienen varios significados e interpretaciones y hacen referencia a diversas realidades y posibilidades de la sociedad. Veamos qué implicaciones tiene la creciente explosión de la información en la misión y el trabajo de los bibliotecarios actuales.

Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education - 2 views

    This is a very practical document that can be used for preparing school teachers. Information literacy skills are important skills that young people should aquire at schools, and teachers need to have specific training for this.

Your brain loves rewards-whether you like it or not - 0 views

    why you are addicted to devices and the internet, not the reward, but anticipation of reward--oh yeah, and designers know about your cognitive psychology and are trying to exploit it for profit! "In the 1940s, two researchers named James Olds and Peter Milner accidentally uncovered some peculiar properties of a special area of the brain. The researchers implanted electrodes in the brains of lab mice that enabled the mice to give themselves tiny electric shocks to a small area called the nucleus accumbens.

Structuring Computer-Mediated Communication Systems to Avoid Information Overload - 0 views

    A 1985 article with echoes of Clay Shirky's "Filter Failure" talk from 2008

Infoxicación como evitarla - 1 views

Infoxicación: claves para evitar la sobrecarga informacional

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Information literacy and Overload filters - 5 views

A newly discovered resources i found with reference to : Information literacy and Overload filters The web Link is :

Informationliteracy Overloadfilters Information literacy and Overload filters Knowledge open access Open MOOC module10 Module 10

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moonlove - 4 views

This is a link from Mindjet, It describes, briefly and statistically, through using graphics, the meaning and the negative effect of information overload on our daily life. It is exotic to know tha...

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