Always on, always connected

David Reid, Charles Sturt University Part of CW12

With the internet evolving rapidly from web 2.0 to web 3.0 academics face a battle integrating technology in the classroom. A significant number of Universities, Charles Sturt University included, are still attempting to address the impact of Web 2.0.

This presentation outlines an experiment in mutli platform teaching and digital integrated student engagement in a first year communications subject, Digital Media, at Charles Sturt University. It will present some provisional findings on the adoption and use of Apple mobile devices and Social Media platforms in T&L. This presentation will look reflectively at the highs and lows of this innovative approach, briefly demonstrating some of the tools and applications utilised in session. It will conclude with responses collected from students prior to their completion of the subject. It will highlight that the approach has been somewhat successful but also problematic in a number of areas.

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