Interdisciplinary Web-based learning practices in higher education

Despo Ktoridou, Nikleia Eteokleous

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Abstract

This paper addresses the phenomenon of interdisciplinary learning (IL) in the higher education context. The study aims to examine the employment of interdisciplinary educational practice through a cloud environment - Applications (Google Apps). More specifically, through IL the authors aim to eliminate the fragmentation and the learning of isolated skills for two distinct undergraduate courses (MGT-372 Management of Innovation and Technology and MIS-151 Business Software Applications) allowing students through the use of technology (Google Apps) to increase their motivation for learning as well as develop abilities towards recognizing particularities, thinking critically, tolerating uncertainty, recognizing and appreciating ethical concerns. To address the above, the study employed a case study approach, collecting qualitative data through focus groups with students, online/in-class observations and lecturers comments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2013
Pages536-539
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2013 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 13 Mar 201315 Mar 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2013
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period13/03/1315/03/13

Keywords

  • Google Applications
  • Higher education
  • Interdisciplinary Learning

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    Ktoridou, D., & Eteokleous, N. (2013). Interdisciplinary Web-based learning practices in higher education. In 2013 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2013 (pp. 536-539). [6530157] https://doi.org/10.1109/EduCon.2013.6530157