Using the Personal Construction of Technology Use (PCTU) Theory to understand students’ information, technology and inquiry learning experiences in the blended classroom

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a new theory called the 'Personal Construction of Technology Use' (PCTU) Theory [Hay 2017]. This theory provides an explanation of how students’ experiences with learning technologies influence their views on using these technologies to support their learning. The development of this theory is based on doctoral research that explored the ways specific Web 2.0 technologies were utilised by students while undertaking inquiry projects. This paper outlines the domains, dimensions, processes and principles of the PCTU Theory, and demonstrates how educators can employ PCTU Theory to better understand the complex nature of students’ information, technology and inquiry learning experiences within a blended classroom environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and the 23rd International Forum on Research in School Librarianship
    EditorsJ.L Branch-Mueller
    Place of PublicationEdmonton, Canada
    PublisherInternational Association of School Librarianship
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event48th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and The 23rd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship - Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel , Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019
    http://www.iasl2019.hr/

    Conference

    Conference48th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and The 23rd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship
    Abbreviated titleConvergence – empowering – transformation: School libraries
    CountryCroatia
    CityDubrovnik
    Period21/10/1925/10/19
    OtherThe main goals are:
    to learn about current school library practice and research;
    to discuss the mission, vision, and role of the school library in a digital society;
    to explore and discuss ideas for transforming school library programs;
    to learn about school library programs in Croatia and the region;
    to create global connections for future cooperation.
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