Computer-based technology and student engagement: a critical review of the literature

  title={Computer-based technology and student engagement: a critical review of the literature},
  author={Laura A. Schindler and Gary Burkholder and Osama A. Morad and Craig Marsh},
  journal={International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education},
Computer-based technology has infiltrated many aspects of life and industry, yet there is little understanding of how it can be used to promote student engagement, a concept receiving strong attention in higher education due to its association with a number of positive academic outcomes. The purpose of this article is to present a critical review of the literature from the past 5 years related to how web-conferencing software, blogs, wikis, social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter), and… 

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  • Education
    International journal of educational technology in higher education
  • 2021
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  • P. Tiernan
  • Education
    Education and Information Technologies
  • 2012
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