What's Going on Behind the Screen with Traditionally-Aged College Undergraduates
Concurrent Session 4
Presenting research on how social and digital technology impacts the development of 18-24 year old college undergraduates and implications for practice.
This session will present original doctoral research into how the heavy use of digital and social technology may be impacting the college student developmental processes and their expectations for learning online. Rather than a dry research session, this presentation will guide participants through their own discovery process mirroring the questions and activities in student interviews. Furthermore, real student voices and implications for practice will be discussed.
Research into the impact of digital and social technology on student development remains relatively new, therefore, this session will help professionals reflect on some of the same questions asked of students. This will role model appropriate discussion strategies with students and help practitioners do the necessary reflective work to be able to engage in these types of conversations. Furthermore, the implications for practice will be interactive with prompts coming from students regarding what they want to learn as well as the opportunity for professionals to suggest what students need to learn.