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ERIC Number: EJ1144131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
An Empirical Look at Business Students' Attitudes towards Laptop Computers in the Classroom
Dykstra, DeVee E.; Tracy, Daniel L.; Wergin, Rand
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v9 n2 p39-47 Fall 2013
Mobile computing technology has proliferated across university campuses with the goals of enhancing student learning outcomes and making courses more accessible. An increasing amount of research has been conducted about mobile computing's benefits in classroom settings. Yet, the research is still in its infancy. The purpose of this paper is to add to the base of knowledge related to business student attitudes and opinions about laptop technology, particularly passive versus required use in the classroom. Implications of this study's results will provide value to pedagogical policy makers, business educators, and mobile computing developers. Attitudinal and demographic survey data was collected from a sample of business students regarding the use of laptops in the classroom. Attitudinal data were derived from questions about course design, general laptop satisfaction, and potential benefits of laptop use, in addition to demographic and categorical data. Descriptive statistics are presented in addition to some statistical comparisons across demographic and categorical segments of the sample.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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