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ERIC Number: EJ1062522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
The Impact of Digital Mobile Devices in Higher Education
Sevillano-García, M.ª Luisa; Vázquez-Cano, Esteban
Educational Technology & Society, v18 n1 p106-118 2015
This research examined the acceptance, incidence, and use of digital mobile devices (tablets and smartphones) among university students in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The research was contextualized in a sample of 419 students from three Spanish public universities. Through a quantitative methodology, we identified the factors and variables that condition and favor the use of digital mobile devices in university studies. The factor-based structure enabled a holistic view of ICT innovation in universities across three key areas: Teaching model (face-to-face/distance), area of study, and generic competencies. The outcomes could be used as means to forecast, explain, and improve the integration of these digital mobile devices for fostering learning activities and generic competencies in the Higher Education context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain