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ERIC Number: ED557180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-972-8939-99-1
Laptops in Classroom Interaction: The Dynamic Reach of the Laptoped Situation
Lindroth, Tomas; Lundin, Johan; Svensson, Lars
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013)
Laptops and other networked technologies are commonplace at university campuses. While a range of studies researches the negative effects of multitasking, screenpeeking and other laptop related side effects this article emphasize the situational impact of student-laptop interaction. Departing from Goffman's framework on unfocused interaction and Meyrowitz concept of middle region we explore the technology mediated, situated, social interaction. In particular focus is the non-spoken interaction emphasizing both student-laptop interaction and the social interaction within and around the classroom. The article expands the concept of middle-region by connecting it to different modes of interaction, which are labeled intra-, inter-, trans-, and extra-situational interaction. The research thus aims at providing educators and researchers with a model to advance their understanding of situations ingrained with mobile technologies. [For full proceedings, see ED557168.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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