Microlearning refers to any pedagogy that encourages learning in short segments, whatever the platform. This article focuses on social media platforms for their ability to facilitate connected learning and peer interaction.
Clair Waterbury is an Academic Instructional Technologist within the ITS at Northeastern University. As an Academic Technology Service member, Clair assists faculty, students, and staff in the use of current technologies, while discovering new ways to innovate the teaching and learning environment. She plays an active role at Northeastern through piloting new technologies on campus, helping to support third party tools and the Learning Management System. Clair has her Masters in Instructional Technology, with a background in Elementary Education. Prior to Northeastern, she was an Instructional Technologist at UMA and Framingham State University. She also has taught K-12 students and was involved in a digital storytelling program for young movie enthusiasts. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching professional development online course for K-12 educators focusing on technology integration and 21st century skills.
This single-class study sought to evaluate technology-enhanced student engagement by comparing the experiences of students using only an e-textbook with the experiences of those using only a standard textbook.