Presentation Title

Resisting Automatic Adoption and Uncritical Use of Technology in Student Research

Presenter Information

Michelle Trim, Elon University, NC

Location

Room 218

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

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Presentation Description

This presentation relies on current scholarship and footage from an IRB -approved focus group study to argue that educators have a responsibility to resist enacting a rhetoric of inevitability (Nardi and O’Day 2000) where the use of new electronic technologies are concerned. Teachers must approach the collection, synthesis, and use of information with a skeptical and critical lens if these new electronic tools are to remain options in a researcher’s arsenal. Otherwise, they may result in a future in which critical thinking becomes just another obsolete way of engaging with the world.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 23rd, 9:30 AM Sep 23rd, 10:00 AM

Resisting Automatic Adoption and Uncritical Use of Technology in Student Research

Room 218

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