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ERIC Number: ED555637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Effects of Smartphone Use on Organic Chemical Compound Learning
Zan, Nuray
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A v5 n2 p105-113 Feb 2015
As a result of rapid technological advances, smartphones have recently enjoyed widespread use. The basic purpose of this study is to examine the effects of smartphones when they are used as educational tools in learning environments. To assess the effects of smartphone use on learning, this study uses smartphones as educational tools in a chemistry course that focuses on naming organic chemical compounds. Text and multimedia messages that are sent to students' smartphones include the names, formulas, pronunciations, and usage areas of compounds, along with questions related to these compounds. These messages are supported with audio-visual content to make the information more permanent. In the second stage of the study, questions are sent via text message to evaluate the students' levels of understanding in the field of naming and writing compounds. In addition to this evaluation, students' attitudes about this method have been researched. As a result of evaluating the gathered data, this study has made a statistically significant contribution to the literature on students' learning of chemical compounds. Students showed positive behaviours when using smartphones as educational tools and said that learning with smartphones was easier than with other learning methods.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)