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Students and mobile devices: choosing which dream

Traxler, John (2009) Students and mobile devices: choosing which dream. In: ALT-C 2009 "In dreams begins responsibility" - choice, evidence and change, 8 - 10 September 2009, Manchester.

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    Abstract

    There is a crisis looming and a paradox emerging. Many educators advocate, promote and encourage the dreams of agency, control, ownership and choice amongst students whilst educational institutions take the responsibility for provision, equity, access, participation and standards. The institutions traditionally procure, provide and control the technology for learning but now students are acquiring their own personal technologies for learning and institutions are challenged to keep pace. These allow students to produce, store, transmit and consume information, images and ideas; this potentially realises the educators’ dream but is for institutions potentially a nightmare, one of loss of control and loss of the quality, consistency, uniformity and stability that delivered the dreams of equity, access and participation. This paper traces the conflicting dreams and responsibilities.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: ALT-C Conference > ALT-C 2009
    Depositing User: Miss M Jones
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 15:27
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 09:53
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/643

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