Teaching laptop-supported students in undergraduate business education: Academic staff experience of integrating technology into established curricula

Fisher, L. (2006) Teaching laptop-supported students in undergraduate business education: Academic staff experience of integrating technology into established curricula. [Conference Proceedings]

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This paper examines teaching experiences of five academic staff members engaged in the process of instructing laptop-supported students, across established business curricula programs within the wireless educational environment of The Quinn School of Business (QSB), University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland. Exploratory, unstructured interviews (Spradley, 1979) conducted with the five staff capture their approaches used to teach laptop-supported students. Lave and Wengers' (1991) theoretical lens of Situated Learning (SL) informs exploration of the social role that peers play in helping QSB staff develop and learn technical skills needed to engage with, and teach laptop-supported students. This study hopes to shed light on teaching processes, which surround the integration of laptop technologies into teaching, and uncover some of the potential issues that academic staff encounter in learning technological skills, increasingly needed to teach laptop-supported students.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Business education; Laptop-supported students; Situated learning; Teaching; Business curricula; Business educations; Educational environment; Integrating technology; Teaching experience; Technological skills; Undergraduate business educations; Curricula; Engineering education; Information management; Laptop computers; Students
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 20:54
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 20:54
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2248

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