This first series of readings asks instructors to consider how we move beyond seeing digital devices as distractions, and to question whether or not students who are supposedly “digital natives” know how to engage their devices to enhance learning. This informal discussion will be followed by a workshop designed to help instructors find ways to assist students in using technology to develop skills important for learning in mid-March.
- McCoy, Bernard. (2013). Digital Distractions in the Classroom: Student Classroom Use of Digital Devices for Non-Class Related Purposes. Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications. Paper 71. (Also published in the Journal of Media Education).
- Straumsheim, Carl. (2016, Jan. 26). “Digital Distractions: The use of devices in the classroom for nonclass purposes is on the rise. A new report explores some of the reasons why.” Inside Higher Ed, Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/01/26/study-use-devices-class-nonclass-purposes-rise
- Prensky, Marc. (2001).”Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” On the Horizon, 9:5, pp. 1-6.
- Neumann, Crystal. (2016). Teaching Digital Natives: Promoting Information Literacy and Addressing Instructional Challenges. Reading Improvement. 53:3, pp.101-106.