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dc.contributor.authorRusso, Theresa J.
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Moira
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jie
dc.contributor.authorAcevedo, Veronica
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T17:39:12Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T17:39:12Z
dc.date.issued4/1/2014
dc.identifier.citationBrock Education, 23(2), Spring 2014, pp. 84-96
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/2218
dc.descriptionThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ca
dc.description.abstractHigher education is rapidly changing and university instructors are presented with new types of students for whom technology is a significant influence. They perceive technology as a way of life and express a need to feel connected at all times. With increasingly diverse university classroom, technology integration is both a challenge and an opportunity. Supportive communication is important in the promotion of relationships and essential in a university classroom. A convenience sample of 390 students was surveyed to investigate the perceived influences of technology on relationships, including preferences, usage and time with technologies. Results indicated that technology makes communication easier, allows students to stay in touch with more people, and have relationships that would otherwise not be possible. Implications of this study suggest positive influences of technology on academic work, performance and maintenance of relationships. However, disadvantages with using technology such as increased stress, addictive feelings toward technologies, and increased misunderstandings in relationships and conflict also exist.
dc.subjectTechnology
dc.subjectCommunication
dc.subjectUniversity Students
dc.subjectRelationships
dc.subjectHigher Education
dc.titleToday’s University Students and Their Need to Connect
dc.typearticle
dc.source.journaltitleBrock Education
dc.source.volume23
dc.source.issue2
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T17:39:12Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Faculty Publications
dc.contributor.organizationSUNY Oneonta
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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