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Title: The impact of technology in expediting learning
Authors: Ramraj, Upaasna 
Marimuthu, Ferina 
Keywords: Technology;Education;Information Communication Technology;Online Learning;Digital Tools
Issue Date: 21-Dec-2019
Publisher: ACM Digital Library
Source: Ramjar, U. and Marimuthu, F. 2019. The impact of technology in expediting learning. Presented at: EBEE'19: 2019 International Conference on E-Business and E-commerce Engineering: 35-40. Available: doi:10.1145/3385061.3385065
Conference: EBEE'19: 2019 International Conference on E-Business and E-commerce Engineering 
Technology and its tools have had a major effect on higher education and are set to continue. This simply cannot be ignored, as growth in Information and communication technology (ICT) is soaring. The advent of online learning, as a tool, has generated unlimited learning opportunities to intensify the educational
landscape, by accelerating educational output. The digital native is fervent on the transition from traditional teaching methods to the use of digital tools in enhancing learning. This paper provides an account of the impact of technology and its tools on education, contributing to teaching and learning in the 21st century, ultimately leading to innovative education. A census survey of a purposive group of educational personnel were employed in the study and the data collection tool was a questionnaire, comprising of both a qualitative and quantitative component. Assuming learner positions, allowed educational personnel to “experience or get the feel” of being educated using technology and its tools. Analysis of data was concluded using a statistical software package (IBM SPSS). The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was the identified model for the study, signifying users’ perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness of technology are predictors of user attitude towards using the technology. Results of the study were largely favourable in facilitating the learning process, with constructive feedback on the use of technology-enhanced tools, especially surveys, journals, videos, discussion forums, blogs, concerning and ensuring interactivity as well as an enriched learning experience for all. However, a few respondents were apprehensive on the time management and technical aspects of online learning.
ISBN: 9781450376723
DOI: 10.1145/3385061.3385065
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