Embracing the digital behavior of university students


Lynne MacDonald

Hugh Downs School faculty consisting of Dr's Robert Shuter, Pauline Cheong, and Uttaran Dutta, along with doctoral students Yashu Chen and Qingqing Hu, have been investigating communication technologies in university classrooms across the world.

Their third publication, which focuses on India and the U.S., has just been published in Western Journal of Communication and is titled, Digital Behavior of University Students in India and the U.S: Cultural Values and Communication Technologies in the Classroom (Shuter, Dutta, Cheong, and Chen) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2017.1294703.  

Combined with the team's  2016 publications on this topic,  the HDSHC team has  published its research on student and faculty attitudes, and social uses of digital media, in university classrooms in Denmark, India, and the U.S.  

A partial summary of the team's research was also published recently in the Huffington Post along with  coverage on National Public Radio http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-shuter/end-the-classroom-war-on-_b_10637426.html The team's research continues in China and Hong Kong.