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Attitudes to ICTs and approaches to studying in higher education

Richardson, John T. E. (2013). Attitudes to ICTs and approaches to studying in higher education. QWERTY, 8(1) pp. 23–34.

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This article reviews the literature on the relationship between students’ attitudes to ICTs and the approaches to studying that they adopt on their programmes of study in higher education. There is a consistent finding that students who have more positive attitudes to ICTs are more likely to adopt desirable approaches to studying. This is true of younger and older students, and it is true both in face-to-face education and in distance education. The implication is that in both kinds of setting and whatever their age today’s students regard the use of ICTs as an integral part of their experience of higher education.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Progedit
ISSN: 1169-2111
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 37913
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2013 08:10
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 16:56
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