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How the Virtual World is Changing the Landscape of K-12 Education: Cross-Generational Perceptions of Communication and Knowledge Acquisition
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, Regent University, United States ; , Butler County Schools, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The ubiquitous era of technology is vastly expanding the horizon of how we communicate & educate within the K-12 classroom. To create experiences that enhance learning, multigenerational teachers often approach teaching & learning from different practices not only from one another, but most particularly their Gen Y & Gen Z students. Examining one rural school division of approximately 3,200 students in the southern U.S., these researchers queried teachers & students as to their preferred & practiced methods of communication for personal & academic pursuits (e.g., f2f, phone calls, email, texting, Facebook, IM, twitter, or another form of social media) as well as their first source for information (e.g., another person, a library, electronic storage). Results provide rich insight equipping us as educators with strategies that most effectively meet the learning needs of those in our classrooms.

Citation

Grooms, L.D. & Simmons, T.D. (2016). How the Virtual World is Changing the Landscape of K-12 Education: Cross-Generational Perceptions of Communication and Knowledge Acquisition. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 2057). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 29, 2020 from .

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