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Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Impact of Technologies on Learning

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From Volume 32 Number 2 | December–February 2003
By Kimberly Gustafson
Planning Types: Academic Planning

Institution(s) referenced in this resource:
University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Today’s college students believe that learning technologies are necessary tools that should be integrated into their course work. However, faculty have not yet responded to these expectations. This qualitative study engaged approximately 100 faculty and undergraduate students at the University of Washington in focus groups to explore this discrepancy between students’ desires to utilize technology and actual faculty integration of technology. Universities and colleges can resolve this digital disconnect by assisting in planning curricula to meet student and teacher needs, aligning support and services to technology adoption to overcome present barriers, and informing the design and development of educational technology.

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