Summer 2013 Faculty Development Conference
Presenter: Aimee deNoyelles, Instructional Designer, UCF; Ryan Seilhamer, Instructional Designer, UCF.
The goal of this session is to explore students’ digital practices regarding mobile learning and eTextbooks at the University of Central Florida by presenting findings of a survey which was distributed to 1021 students enrolled in online, blended, and face-to-face classes in summer 2012. We found that although mobile device ownership is very high among students, they are being used in varied ways for personal and academic purposes. eTextbook use remains relatively low, and the features are not being actively utilized by students or instructors. At the conclusion of the session, we will provide suggestions for improving students and instructors’ skills and practices that will promote digital media literacy for these technologies.