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Disrupting the College Classroom Experience: Avoiding Technology Pitfalls

Disrupting the College Classroom Experience: Avoiding Technology Pitfalls
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Author(s): Kelly M. Torres (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 20
Source title: Digital Distractions in the College Classroom
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Abraham Edward Flanigan (Georgia Southern University, USA) and Jackie HeeYoung Kim (Georgia Southern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9243-4.ch011

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Abstract

This chapter provides readers an overview of the potential advantages and disadvantages of technology integration in higher education. As technological innovations continue to advance, faculty are provided ample opportunities to enrich their curriculum to further enhance student engagement and learning. Further, the inclusion of technology promotes student retention and provides them access to real-world content. Innovations in technology have resulted in a plethora of tools that can be incorporated into today's classrooms. However, faculty are often hesitant to integrate technological tools given security, accessibility, and access considerations. Further, faculty may perceive technology as disruptive to their classrooms resulting in distracted learners who experience lower academic gains.

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