Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education

Authors: Smale, Maura, Regalado, Mariana

  • Fills a gap in the literature on student use and access to digital technology in the twenty-first century 
  • Offers insights from original research to inform strategies for academic and student support
  • Presents strategies for curriculum design and implementation which should be of use to faculty, staff, and administrators at colleges and universities
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This book explores college students’ lived experiences of using digital technologies for their academic work. Access to and use of digital technologies is an integral aspect of higher education in the twenty-first century. However, despite the tech-savvy image of them propagated by the media, not all college students own and use technology to the same extent. To ensure that students have the best opportunities for success, all in higher education must consider ways to increase affordances and reduce barriers in student technology use. This book explicitly examines urban commuter students’ use of digital technologies for academic work, on and off campus.


About the authors

Maura A. Smale is Professor and Chief Librarian at New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, USA. She has researched and published on student scholarly habits, critical librarianship, and open education.

Mariana Regalado is Associate Professor and Head of Reference & Instruction, Library at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA. She has researched and published on undergraduate academic experience and research habits.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Situating College Students and Technology

    Smale, Maura A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • College Students and Fixed Technology

    Smale, Maura A (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • College Students and Mobile Technology

    Smale, Maura A (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • College Students, Technology, and Time

    Smale, Maura A. (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

  • Recommendations for Technology in Higher Education

    Smale, Maura A. (et al.)

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48908-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48907-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Technology as Affordance and Barrier in Higher Education
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48908-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48908-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48907-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 102
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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