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A pilot study on University Students’ Learning Behavior in BYOD

, , School of Educational Technology, Beijing Normal University,China, China

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) refers to students bring a personally owned device to school for learning. Fifty-seven freshmen as the experimental group in a university in Beijing, China, who adopted BYOD to learn C Programming. Students in test group were encouraged to bring their own device and use mobile QQ (Instant messaging Software) as the interactive learning tools in 12 weeks. Students’ discussion records, class-works, and final-exam scores were collected. Content analysis for students’ class-works and discussion information inferred that BYOD in the classroom increased students’ interactive activities, extended their learning activities outside of classroom, and promoted their deep understanding for the concepts and rules in C program. There are some significant differences in the score of final-exam between BYOD and non-BYOD classes. The result indicates that BYOD promotes students' learning performance, and develops their advanced cognition level


Huai, R. & Li, B. (2016). A pilot study on University Students’ Learning Behavior in BYOD. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 172-178). Washington, DC, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 16, 2018 from .


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