el 14(4): e3

Research Article

Media Usage in Post-Secondary Education and Implications for Teaching and Learning

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/el.1.4.e3,
        author={G. Gidion and L.F. Capretz and K.N. Meadows and M. Grosch},
        title={Media Usage in Post-Secondary Education and Implications for Teaching and Learning},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        volume={1},
        number={4},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={change of media usage habits of students and instructors; e-learning survey; international comparison.},
        doi={10.4108/el.1.4.e3}
    }
    
  • G. Gidion
    L.F. Capretz
    K.N. Meadows
    M. Grosch
    Year: 2014
    Media Usage in Post-Secondary Education and Implications for Teaching and Learning
    EL
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/el.1.4.e3
G. Gidion1, L.F. Capretz2,*, K.N. Meadows2, M. Grosch1
  • 1: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • 2: University of Western Ontario, Canada
*Contact email: lcapretz@uwo.ca

Abstract

The Web 2.0 has permeated academic life. The use of online information services in post-secondary education has led to dramatic changes in faculty teaching methods as well as in the learning and study behavior of students. At the same time, traditional information media, such as textbooks and printed handouts, still form the basic pillars of teaching and learning. This paper reports the results of a survey about media usage in teaching and learning conducted with Western University students and instructors, highlighting trends in the usage of new and traditional media in higher education by instructors and students. In addition, the survey comprises part of an international research program in which 20 universities from 10 countries are currently participating. Further, the study will hopefully become a part of the ongoing discussion of practices and policies that purport to advance the effective use of media in teaching and learning.