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ERIC Number: EJ925879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Using Text-Messaging in the Secondary Classroom
Thomas, Kevin; Orthober, Corrie
American Secondary Education, v39 n2 p55-76 Spr 2011
To examine the potential uses of and barriers to text-messaging in secondary schools, three classes (66 students) of high school students used their personal mobile phones to receive out of school, course-related text-messages from teachers. Forty-six students (70%) agreed to receive text-messages. Findings indicate that participants found text-messaging to be beneficial for increasing course-related interaction. Students who did not participate identified the following barriers: no mobile phone, limited or no texting service on their mobiles, and a lack of desire to participate. Further research is necessary in a setting where all students have access in order to more fully explore classroom applications of text-messaging. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A