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Mar 15th, 2011
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Seville West/First Floor
Central Time
In their efforts to foster student learning, educators can choose from a plethora of technology tools, but which are likely to be effective? Although surveys, metrics, and focus groups are used to measure student use of technology, these methods have inherent shortcomings (e.g., students take certain technologies for granted and may not accurately report their use). The presenters will dialogue with the attendees regarding how basic ethnographic research methods contribute to investigating the individual practices surrounding technology use. These are practices that are difficult to capture yet decisive for governing which technologies students actually use and how they use them.