Reflections on the Impact of Social Technologies on Lecturers in a Pathway Institution

  title={Reflections on the Impact of Social Technologies on Lecturers in a Pathway Institution},
  author={Donna M. Velliaris and Craig R Willis and Paul Breen},
Education has evolved over time from face-to-face teaching to computer-supported learning, and now to even more sophisticated electronic tools. In particular, social technologies are being used to supple- ment the classroom experience and to ensure that students are becoming increasingly engaged in ways that appeal to them. No matter how educationally beneficial, however, new technology is affected by its users. To investigate this, lecturers at the Eynesbury Institute of Business and… 
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