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Designing ‘Authenticity’ in Digital Learning Environments

Johnson, AD (2016) Designing ‘Authenticity’ in Digital Learning Environments Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (9).

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This article reports on a study into the integrative use of social media tools to create an ‘authentic digital learning environment’ for undergraduate literature teaching at City University of Hong Kong. An authentic digital learning environment is one that is created—rather than adopted or adapted—by student cohorts. The findings of the study suggest that the use of digital media in the classroom can create higher levels of student engagement, but only when it is embedded systematically in module design. This article outlines the rationale for moving to a digital learning environment composed of social tools, thereby situating learning in a context that is more authentic to students while seamlessly integrating digital literacy education into traditional subject areas

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Language
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages
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Date : June 2016
Copyright Disclaimer : Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Sharealike 3.0 United States License.
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 Jul 2016 11:24
Last Modified : 12 Jul 2016 11:24

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