Students’ digital learning environments

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The objective of the paper is to examine the nature of students’ digital learning environments to understand the interplay of institutional systems and tools that are managed by the students themselves. The paper is based on a study of 128 students’ digital learning environments. The objectives of the study are 1) to provide an overview of tools for students’ study activities, 2) to identify the most used and most important tools for students and 3) to discover which activities the tools are used for. The empirical study reveals that the students have a varied use of digital media. Some of the most used tools in the students’ digital learning environments are Facebook, Google Drive, tools for taking notes, and institutional systems. Additionally, the study shows that the tools meet some very basic demands of the students in relation to collaboration, communication, and feedback. Finally, the study shows that most of the important tools are not related to the systems provided by the educational institutions. Based on the study, the paper concludes with a discussion of how institutional systems connect to the other tools in the students’ practices, and how we can qualify students’ digital learning environments in relation to existing and emerging needs.
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The objective of the paper is to examine the nature of students’ digital learning environments to understand the interplay of institutional systems and tools that are managed by the students themselves. The paper is based on a study of 128 students’ digital learning environments. The objectives of the study are 1) to provide an overview of tools for students’ study activities, 2) to identify the most used and most important tools for students and 3) to discover which activities the tools are used for. The empirical study reveals that the students have a varied use of digital media. Some of the most used tools in the students’ digital learning environments are Facebook, Google Drive, tools for taking notes, and institutional systems. Additionally, the study shows that the tools meet some very basic demands of the students in relation to collaboration, communication, and feedback. Finally, the study shows that most of the important tools are not related to the systems provided by the educational institutions. Based on the study, the paper concludes with a discussion of how institutional systems connect to the other tools in the students’ practices, and how we can qualify students’ digital learning environments in relation to existing and emerging needs.
OriginalsprogDansk
TitelProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Networked Learning 2018
RedaktørerMilan Bajic, Nina Bonderup Dohn, Maarten de Laat, Petar Jandric, Thomas Ryberg
Antal sider8
Publikationsdato14 maj 2018
Sider165-172
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-86220-337-2
StatusUdgivet - 14 maj 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
BegivenhedNetworked Learning Conference NL2018 - Hotel Dubrownik, Zagreb, Kroatien
Varighed: 14 maj 201816 maj 2018
https://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk

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KonferenceNetworked Learning Conference NL2018
LokationHotel Dubrownik
LandKroatien
ByZagreb
Periode14/05/201816/05/2018
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