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Finding Flow in the Classroom: A Case Study on Instructor Experiences and Likeliness of Continuing to Use Mobile Technology Tools and Gather E-Portfolio Content

  • Warren S. LingerEmail author
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Abstract

The focus of this paper is to investigate instructor flow experiences when using technology tools to aid interactive classroom learning and create e-portfolios. Tasked with developing university graduates with twenty-first century skills like e-portfolios, university instructors are inundated with new and different technologies to help build these skills. Yet, because these technologies are not easy to learn and use, the instructors are not using them to increase interactive learning in their classrooms. This combination of development pressure, too many choices of technology, and lack of technology understanding, is causing instructors to become increasingly anxious about technology. This case illustrates the process of testing and using two primary tools that were free, easy to learn and use, and yet could be combined in several ways to help curate artifacts for e-portfolios. The effect of using these tools showed it was easier to experience flow-like conditions when using them.

Keywords

Flow Optimal experience Optimal engagement E-portfolio Google Forms Google HyperDocs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Continuing EducationHong Kong Baptist UniversityKowloon TongHong Kong

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