Educational media: potential impacts on tertiary students’ mental health

Carter, Margaret Anne, and Goldie, Donna (2017) Educational media: potential impacts on tertiary students’ mental health. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 3 (3). pp. 61-88.

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Abstract

As the result of the rapid expansion of digital communications, university students worldwide are increasingly engaging with educational and social media during their studies. Challenges are reported in the literature associated with responsible digital citizenship; specifically communicating, connecting and engaging ethically with online media technologies. This creates a conundrum for staff and students working and learning in higher education. To explore one component of the complex role of the relationship between university students’ and various media, this literature review examines the following research question: What are the potential impacts of educational and social media on the mental health and wellness of students in higher education? Projects and initiatives demonstrate how educational media is designed and enacted to promote, support and sustain mental health in higher education.

Item ID: 51781
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2201-1323
Keywords: mental health, higher education, university students, cyber bullying
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Special Edition: Mental Health, December, 2017

Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 22:27
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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