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ERIC Number: EJ1138462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Using Mobile Technology in the Classroom: A Reflection Based on Teaching Experience in UAE
Halaweh, Mohanad
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v61 n3 p218-222 May 2017
Smartphones are developing rapidly and continually with new features that make them widely used in many contexts. This paper is to reflect on students' behaviours of using smartphones spontaneously (unplanned use) in the classroom, in a university in Dubai city in UAE. This reflection shall address the following questions: How can the instructors integrate smartphones into the classroom? How will they know that the students are using their phones in a way that relates to and enhances their learning? What are the implications and restrictions? The answers to these questions will illustrate that smartphones should be utilised as teaching tools since they support students' learning; and therefore, should be allowed in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates
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