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ERIC Number: EJ1098065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Graphite Girls in a Gigabyte World: Managing the World Wide Web in 700 Square Feet
Ogletree, Tamra; Saurino, Penelope; Johnson, Christie
Journal of Educational Technology, v6 n1 p66-75 Apr-Jun 2009
Our action research project examined the on-task and off-task behaviors of university-level student, use of wireless laptops in face-to-face classes in order to establish rules of wireless laptop etiquette in classroom settings. Participants in the case study of three university classrooms included undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Students were encouraged to bring their laptops to class and use them as a part of the educational process. Preliminary results indicated significant off-task usage of the laptops, pre- and post-surveys, field notes, observations, and pre- and post interviews were conducted to examine the effective management of laptop usage in wireless classrooms. An action plan was implemented, reflected upon, and modified as needed until a final set of criteria demonstrated an increase in on-task time of students as well as effectively making use of the Internet and other resources through wireless laptop utilization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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