ERIC Number: EJ1110299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Hold the Phone! High School Students' Perceptions of Mobile Phone Integration in the Classroom
Thomas, Kevin; Muñoz, Marco A.
American Secondary Education, v44 n3 p19-37 Sum 2016
This study examined the survey responses of 628 high school students in a large urban school district to determine their perceptions of mobile phone use in the classroom. Findings indicated that the majority of students (90.7%) were using a variety of mobile phone features for school-related work. Student support for instructional uses of phones, however, was not universal. Only 73.8% of the students supported integrating mobile phones into the classroom instruction, while 70.6% believed that mobile phones supported learning. Students had serious concerns about the disruptions caused by using mobile phones in the classroom and by inappropriate usage.
Descriptors: High School Students, Handheld Devices, Urban Schools, Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Telecommunications, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Technology Integration, Barriers, Likert Scales, Student Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A