Mobile Device Usage in Higher Education
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This chapter focuses on mobile device usage of students in higher education. While more and more students embrace mobile devices in their daily life, institutions attempt to profit from those devices for educational purposes. It is, therefore, crucial for institutional development to identify students’ needs and how mobile devices may facilitate these needs. This longitudinal study with N = 172 participants compares the use of e-Readers and tablets for learning at a higher education institution. While e-Readers offer inexpensive solutions for reading texts, tablets provide a much wider range of applications, such as communicating with other students, accessing learning management systems, or conducting research online. Findings indicate that students evaluate tablets as a more useful device for learning. Interestingly, students using tablets also start to include more and more mobile learning technologies into their learning strategies.
KeywordsMobile device usage e-Reader Tablet Mobile learning technology
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