Educating the Celtic Cubs: Preliminary Evidence from a Pilot Survey of Student Technology Practices and Needs

11 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2009

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Theodore G. Lynn

Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce

Laura Brewer

Arizona State University (ASU) - Applied Learning Technologies Institute

Samuel DiGangi

Arizona State University - Applied Learning Technologies Institute

Angel K. Jannasch-Pennell

Arizona State University (ASU) - Applied Learning Technologies Institute

Louise Gorman

Dublin City University - Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre (LINK)

Babatunde Oyateru

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 11, 2008

Abstract

Global leaders agree that each person should have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in order to understand, participate actively in, and benefit fully from, the Information Society and the Knowledge Economy. And while in the post-Celtic tiger Ireland, information and communications technology is now a seemingly ubiquitous commodity whose use and ownership is becoming the norm rather than an exception, the prioritization of funding for the integration and use by learners and educators alike is the subject of much debate. Universities have a significant role to play in this debate and as institutions must reflect and adapt to how the needs of all students are met as well as Irish society in general. Central to any institutional decision is a clear understanding of the needs and desires of the student community. This paper outlines the preliminary findings of a pilot survey undertaken by DCU Business School’s Centre for Learning, Innovation and Knowledge and Arizona State University’s Applied Learning Technology Institute on the needs and practices of students in Dublin City University.

Keywords: Technology Usage, Technology Vision, ICT in Education, Educational Technology, Student Needs

JEL Classification: I20, O30

Suggested Citation

Lynn, Theodore G. and Brewer, Laura and DiGangi, Samuel and Jannasch-Pennell, Angel K. and Gorman, Louise and Oyateru, Babatunde, Educating the Celtic Cubs: Preliminary Evidence from a Pilot Survey of Student Technology Practices and Needs (September 11, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1442122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1442122

Theodore G. Lynn (Contact Author)

Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce ( email )

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Laura Brewer

Arizona State University (ASU) - Applied Learning Technologies Institute ( email )

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United States

Samuel DiGangi

Arizona State University - Applied Learning Technologies Institute ( email )

Box 870101
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States

HOME PAGE: http://alti.asu.edu

Angel K. Jannasch-Pennell

Arizona State University (ASU) - Applied Learning Technologies Institute ( email )

Box 870101
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States
480-965-3906 (Phone)
480-727-6767 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://alti.asu.edu

Louise Gorman

Dublin City University - Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre (LINK) ( email )

Dublin
Collins Avenue
Dublin, NA Dublin 9
Ireland

HOME PAGE: http://www.link.dcu.ie/

Babatunde Oyateru

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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