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Examining The Connection Between Classroom Technology And Student Engagement, R.C. Morris, Loran Carleton Parker Jun 2014

Examining The Connection Between Classroom Technology And Student Engagement, R.C. Morris, Loran Carleton Parker

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Technological pedagogy is being relied upon more-and-more as a way to address the growing needs of higher education. This study investigated the use of a tool designed with the specific purpose of student engagement in a large classroom. The tool allows students to post to a community based discussion in a manner similar to a Twitter feed. Despite engaging in a community dialogue, findings suggest that as usage of the technology went up a student’s sense of community learning went down. This result prompted the authors to consider how this tool was utilized in the classroom. We close with ...