Smartphones as Learning Devices in Primary School:A Case Study from Singapore
Ferial Khaddage, Deakin University, Australia ; Gerald Knezek, Cathie Norris, University of North Texas, United States ; Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Smartphones are fusion devices; they are currently being used in our daily activities--social, work, education and communication. Smartphones provide rapid and easy access to information and facilitate communication anytime, anywhere. The main focus of this research is to further understand students’ acceptance of smartphone use in teaching and learning at a primary school level. This paper reports on the results of a questionnaire conducted on third and fourth graders attending Nan Chiau Primary School in Singapore, and is part of the Qualcomm WE Learn project. An analysis of the survey findings is presented for smartphone use for teaching and learning. The result of this survey indicates that the respondents collectively agreed and were positive about learning via a smartphone. Differences in results between different grades and implications of these findings are also discussed.
Khaddage, F., Knezek, G., Norris, C. & Soloway, E. (2014). Smartphones as Learning Devices in Primary School:A Case Study from Singapore. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 980-986). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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