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ERIC Number: ED562389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Learning with Smartphones: Students' Lived Experience of Using Smartphones
Chan, Nee Nee; Walker-Gleaves, Alan; Remedios, Richard
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning (Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 14-16, 2013)
With its wide-ranging applications and multiple features, the smartphone is propelling a new way of learning "on the fly". Mobile learning is more than simply learning with certain types of digital technologies: through everyday practices of using the smartphone, learning can take place in formal and informal settings and in the boundary spaces in between. In this study, an interpretive research design is used to understand how young people in Malaysia use their smartphones for learning and to uncover the meaning of their lived experience. Applying the principles and practices of hermeneutic phenomenology, this study aims to gain access to a phenomenon that is often subconscious and to interpret the participants' learning experiences. Twelve youths participated in three rounds of semi-structured interviews over a period of four months. Preliminary findings suggest that learning with smartphones is occurring more deeply and widely than perceived with participants having a nuanced view to the value of this learning. [For the full proceedings, see ED562140.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia