Digital Trends: e-learning, e-education, and motivation
Wednesday, October 23 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 4
Presider: Birgitte Lund Nielsen, Centre for Science Education, Aarhus University, Denmark
Abstract: There have been many studies which have reported on students’ digital environment, but very few which have reported on how teachers use the digital environment and share information. This study attempts to investigate digital trends among Japanese university students from three perspectives: e-learning, e-education and motivation. E-learning, in this paper, focuses on students’ perspectives, what digital devices they own, and how they use them. E-education focuses on teachers’ perspectives -- how teachers are utilizing the digital environment for the students in view of the Learning Management System and sharing learning materials in the form of PDFs and/or slides. Finally, motivation is an affective factor which is a driving force for the students’ learning. The results suggest that teachers should be more positive in integrating technologies to widen the boundaries of teaching, since the students digital environment is ready to respond.