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ERIC Number: ED557247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: 978-989-8704-02-3
Mobile Learning and Achievement Goal Orientation Profiles
Asplund, Minna
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 (10th, Madrid, Spain, Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014)
Students with different achievement goal orientations have different approaches towards learning and studying. There is a widespread interest to find an easy access into learning spaces for those students who have low motivation with fear of failure and academic withdrawal. Mobile learning offers an easily accessible chance with low threshold to view materials and to carry out mobile assignments. The topic of this cases study was to investigate different achievement goal orientation profiles combined with mobile learning. The aim of the study was to reveal if any correlation could be found between students' achievement goal orientation profiles and results from mobile assignments students did with smartphones on the course "The basics of databases". The sample consisted of students in the second academic year (N = 173) at the Faculty of Technology at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Finland, of whom 64.7% had an achievement goal orientation profile (n = 112). The results of the study imply that no difference can be found between orientation profiles and outcome from mobile assignments. Contrary to what was expected, students with a positive orientation profile (mastery-oriented and success-oriented) did not get any better results from mobile assignments than students with a negative orientation profile (avoidance-oriented). This in turn implies that students with an avoidance oriented profile could benefit from mobile assignments. [For the full proceedings see ED557171.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland