Smart-device Potential for Student Learning.

WOODCOCK, Ben, ARMSTRONG, Matt, NORTCLIFFE, Anne and MIDDLETON, Andrew (2012). Smart-device Potential for Student Learning. In: CSEDU 2012 : International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Porto, Portugal, 16-18 April 2012. 410-415.

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Smartphones/devices have become the ubiquitous tool of choice for professionals to support their productivity and are increasingly becoming more common on university campuses. Many of the advantages of these devices have the potential to support student learning engagement and provide new opportunities for learning. This paper reports on an academic study conducted over the last two years by two final year students, supported by two academic learning technology researchers, examining the level of student smartphone/device ownership on campus and the extent students are harnessed the use of these devices to support their learning. The research shows that student smartphone/device ownership is increasing; however, how students are using the devices to support their learning appears to narrowing as the year progresses and consequently the students are missing out on the learning opportunities these devices can provide. The paper finally presents an analysis of smartphone/device apps that have the potential to support student learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Computing
Depositing User: Anne Nortcliffe
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 16:09
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 02:34

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