Exploring students’ use of ICT and expectations of learning methods

Allison Littlejohn, Anoush Margaryan, Gabrielle Vojt

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This study investigates changing patterns in students’ use of electronic tools over a four year period, mapping changes in social communications with expectations in formal learning. The data, collected from 2001 to 2004, reflect the views of 2215 university entrants, the majority of whom were aged between 17 and 20 years across a range of disciplines (Business, Science and Engineering) on their first day at university. Although the data was collected prior to the emergence of the contemporary social technologies, it tests an underlying assertion that students’ expectations of learning are strongly influenced by their prior experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalElectronic Journal of eLearning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • technology-enhanced learning
  • students’ expectations of technology use
  • digital literacy
  • higher education
  • ICT
  • e-learning


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