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ERIC Number: EJ1144134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
Using Laptop Computers in Class: A Student Motivation Perspective
Houle, Philip A.; Reed, Diana; Vaughan, Amy Grace; Clayton, Suzanne R.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v9 n2 p83-92 Fall 2013
This study examined the reasons why students choose to take laptop computers into college classes. The model involved the individual student choice involving opportunity, ability and motivation. The resulting model demonstrated how some (primary) factors, such as effective learning, directly impact the laptop usage choice, and other factors indirectly impact the choice, such as Internet activity and access to information. This study found that most students choose to bring computers to class for sound educational reasons, which contradicts what many instructors believe to be true.
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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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