Please join us on November 19th when Bojan Lazarevic,
Division of Mathematics & Information Technology, will present
Learning Environments and Student TechnoStress at the
Liberal Arts College.
Learning environments make college time a unique and memorable
experience. Some students recall this phase of their life with
pleasure, while recollections of others diminish within months. In
the last decade, the term “learning environment” typically has been
associated with either traditional classroom or online learning
settings. However, the level of technology involvement in both
settings is considerably high.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the
student-perceived stress level imposed by technology and web-based
resources in both online and traditional learning environments.
Specifically, the study addresses whether or not the use of
technology influences students' perceptions of academic, social,
and personal stress while studying at a liberal arts college.
Joining Dr. Lazarevic will be MSMC student, Erin Corea. Erin is
a senior majoring in Information Technology and is president of the
student IT Club. Erin will provide the student perspective on
learning stress and possible coping strategies by describing a
semester-long eClass course project on stress management.
This presentation is based on empirical research conducted in
2013-14 at Mount Saint Mary College. Professor Lazarevic’s
co-researcher in this study was Dr. David Bentz, the Director of
Distance Education at Central Wyoming College.
Bojan Lazarevic is Assistant Professor of Information Technology
in the Division of Math & Information Technology at MSMC. His
educational background is in general pedagogy/adult education with
a media and distance learning emphasis. He holds a PhD in
instructional technology from the University of
Prior to joining the Mount faculty, Professor Lazarevic taught
at the University of Belgrade in the Republic of Serbia for seven
years. He also taught instructional technology courses for
pre-service teachers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for four
Dr. Lazarevic has written two books and numerous scholarly
papers. His most recent book, “Being a Teacher in Online
Instruction: Promoting Teaching Presence through Video Technology,”
addresses the interdependence of online instructional design, video
technology, and the teaching presence. Recently, the focus of his
academic curiosity has been on mobile learning, game-based
learning, and learning objects.
Learning Environments and Student TechnoStress will
take place in Room 218 of the Kaplan Family Library and Learning
Center in the Dominican Center at MSMC on Thursday, November 19th
at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you
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presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker,
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