Mobile devices capable of accessing the Internet have become ubiquitous, creating both challenges for educators, as well as opportunities for students. Faculty members have various policies concerning mobile technology, ranging from laissez-faire policies in which students do as they wish, to complete bans on the use of mobile technology in the classroom. Still other instructors design learning environments integrating the usage of smart phones, tablets, or laptops. Yet, few studies have examined students’ attitudes toward mobile technology usage and policies. This research describes university students’ perceptions concerning mobile devices in the classroom. Based on a survey conducted at the California Polytechnic State University, the following topics are reported and discussed: 1) How do students use technology in class, including habits and web sites visited? 2) Do students experience self-reported distraction from mobile devices, laptops, and tablets? 3) What issues concerning technology and test security are students aware of? 4) What are students’ perceptions of the benefits of technology? and, (5) What classroom policy suggestions do students offer? Recommendations concerning mobile technology policies in the classroom and issues for educator consideration are provided.
|Keywords:||Technology in the Classroom, Educational Technology, Mobile Devices, Policies Concerning Technology, Laptops, Cell Phone Use|
Professor, Communication Studies Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
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