Dr Linda K Kaye– Department of Psychology – Edgehill University – Staff Profile
This video within this blog was originally taken from the Future of Blended Learning Conference held on the 24th March 2021. Below you can find the abstract for the session plus the corresponding video.
Within online contexts, there are a range of experiences and behaviours which help us understand important pedagogic issues, such as connection and engagement. Cyberpsychology is a sub-discipline of psychology which explores the experiences and effects of our interactions with technology and the internet. Therefore, there are many key insights which can be gained from evidence in this field, to help underpin what constitutes behaviours such as engagement and connection. This talk will firstly introduce a basic overview of cyberpsychology, and focus attention on specific big areas of concern. This will include 1) online identity and connection and 2) technology use and engagement. Within this, the talk will illuminate how understanding the intricacies of these experiences can help us better understand how to create successful online learning.