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Pages: 9556-9563
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.2289

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

‘SO, YOU THINK IT’S GOOD’ - REASONS STUDENTS ENGAGE WHEN LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGIES – A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

N. Bergdahl, O. Knutsson, U. Fors

Stockholm University (SWEDEN)
Student engagement is significantly related to school success. The aim of this study was to approach what factors students perceive to influence their engagement when learning with technologies. This was done by asking students to reporting on their levels of engagement and fill in a survey relating to a Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) intervention, designed at increasing their engagement.

The intervention included a learner assessment application and a virtual learning environment (VLE). These learning technologies (LTs) facilitated instant feedback and multiple simultaneous dialogues which enabled all students to engage with content and peers. Results show that students’ investment in learning activities were related to their reported levels of engagement. Surprisingly, in this intervention, control and stress showed no correlation with engagement, and peer modelling, and feedback only showed weak correlations. Instead students reported that feeling “content with one’s outcomes”, and “engaging in learning-centered dialogues”, were the main reasons to engage. Moreover, students reason to engage in a task, were not the same as for completing an assignment. These results show that designing for engagement is critical. When conditions for learning change as a result of implementation of LTs, new ways of engaging might merge.
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author = {Bergdahl, N. and Knutsson, O. and Fors, U.},
title = {‘SO, YOU THINK IT’S GOOD’ - REASONS STUDENTS ENGAGE WHEN LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGIES – A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.2289},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.2289},
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location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
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SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.2289
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JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
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N. Bergdahl, O. Knutsson, U. Fors (2018) ‘SO, YOU THINK IT’S GOOD’ - REASONS STUDENTS ENGAGE WHEN LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGIES – A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 9556-9563.
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