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ERIC Number: ED562414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Mobile Learning in Secondary Education: Perceptions and Acceptance of Tablets of Teachers and Pupils
Montrieux, Hannelore; Courtois, Cédric; De Grove, Frederik; Raes, Annelies; Schellens, Tammy; De Marez, Lieven
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)
This paper reports on the introduction of the tablet computer as a personal, mobile learning tool in a secondary school in Flanders, Belgium. In this longitudinal research project, drawing upon the Theory of Planned Behavior, we question the relative extent to which attitude, subjective norm, and self-efficacy explain the prospective uptake of the device for educational purposes. The results indicate that attitudes towards the rollout are generally positive. Teachers are dominantly intrinsically motivated, welcoming it as a useful and easy to use aid. The role of attitude among pupils is strong, however they do report feelings of social influence, albeit mostly by parents and peers. The pupils also consider the tablet as instrumental, although their positive attitude is strongly linked to the expectation of having a more enjoyable learning experience. [For the full proceedings see ED562140.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium