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Media Usage Survey: How Engineering Instructors and Students Use Media
Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications
  • Gerd Gidion, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Luiz Fernando Capretz, University of Western Ontario
  • Ken Meadows, Western University
  • Michael Gr, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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Conference Proceeding
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Web 2.0 has ubiquitously penetrated academia. The dissemination of online information services in higher education has led to substantial changes in faculty teaching methods as well as the learning and study behavior of students. For example, the use of online services, such as Google and Wikipedia, has become mandatory not only during teaching and learning activities but also during leisure time for students and faculty. At the same time, traditional information media such as textbooks and printed handouts still form the basic pillars of teaching and learning. This article explains the preliminary results of a survey about media usage in teaching and learning conducted with Western University faculty and students, highlighting trends for the usage of new and traditional media in higher education. Furthermore, the article intends to participate in the ongoing discussion of practices and policies that purport to advance the effective use of media in teaching and learning.

Citation Information
Gerd Gidion, Luiz Fernando Capretz, Ken Meadows and Michael Gr. "Media Usage Survey: How Engineering Instructors and Students Use Media" (2013) p. 1 - 5
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