The impact of social and mobile media and networks on learning environments in higher education
This eBook contains papers on the subject of the impact of social and mobile media and networks on learning environments in higher education. Authors discuss varied topics including ICT in higher education and how students perceive increased engagement, how to use web and social media analytics to measure digital professional development, the current ongoing paradigm shift in mobile knowledge, and a fascinating peek into perceptions of technology’s impact on academic misconduct. Further papers explore a special interest group approach toward facilitating professional development of mobile and eTextbook technologies, the impact of addictions education and experiential activities on attitudes of second year university students, how learning spaces in virtual worlds can be crucial for building and maintaining engagement with distance students, the challenges of creating an online undergraduate Community of Practice, and the variety and extend of adoption of web-based assessment in higher learning institutions (HLIs). The eBook concludes with a case study of an online induction programme with webinar. These diverse and thought-provoking papers all developed from the 2014 Higher Education Teaching and Learning conference in Anchorage, Alaska, the aim of which was to discuss how the learning landscape is changing in Higher Education and how it can adapt to and make best use of new technology and learning styles.
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