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Perceived impact of BYOD initiatives on post-secondary students’ learning, behaviour and wellbeing: the perspective of educators in Greece

  • Christos Livas
  • Ioannis Katsanakis
  • Eleni Vayia
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Abstract

The pervasiveness of digital devices in almost every facet of student and faculty life leads to the integration of technology in teaching and learning practices of contemporary educational institutions. As an alternative strategy of technology integration, “Bring Your Own Device” involves the introduction of personal digital devices in numerous educational activities and transforms students’ learning experiences, behavioural responses and aspects of wellbeing. Due to the crucial role of tutors in the implementation of educational strategy, the present study examined the perceptions of 207 educators teaching in 9 post-secondary educational institutions in Greece with respect to the potential effects of “Bring your Own Device” on students’ learning, behaviour and wellbeing. Overall, the findings reveal that educators recognize the positive impact of “Bring your Own Device” initiatives on students’ learning, but demonstrate low agreement with the potential negative effects on students’ behaviour and wellbeing. Their perceptions are shaped, to a great extent, by individual characteristics and circumstances faced such as gender, familiarity with new technology, prior knowledge of “Bring you Own Device” and educational level in which they are teaching.

Keywords

Bring your own device Post-secondary education Educational strategy Learning 

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All authors made substantial contributions to this study, have approved the manuscript and agree with submission to “Education and Information Technologies”.

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This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos Livas
    • 1
  • Ioannis Katsanakis
    • 1
  • Eleni Vayia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece
  2. 2.Open University of CyprusLatsiaCyprus

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