Understanding the use of smart mobile technologies for learning in higher education

Murphy, Angela and Farley, Helen and Koronios, Andy (2013) Understanding the use of smart mobile technologies for learning in higher education. In: 30th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE 2013): Electric Dreams, 1-4 Dec 2013, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper presents a preliminary exploration of the types of smart mobile technologies higher education students have access to and use to support their learning by comparing cohorts from two Australian universities with quite different profiles, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the University of South Australia (UniSA). These results are briefly compared to those obtained in earlier studies in a broad attempt to identify trends in the use of mobile technologies to support learning over time. The results indicate that levels of smart phone ownership are rising rapidly with a corresponding drop in levels of feature phone ownership. Tablet computers such as iPads have emerged since the earlier studies were completed with high levels of adoption by students. Significantly, students are using these smart mobile devices to support their learning.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Macquarie University, ascilite, and the authors of individual articles. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 05:49
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2014 23:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile learning; m-learning; smart mobile technologies; Chi-square
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24355

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