Notebook or Facebook? How Students Actually Use Mobile Devices in Large Lectures
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- Gehlen-Baum V., Weinberger A. (2012) Notebook or Facebook? How Students Actually Use Mobile Devices in Large Lectures. In: Ravenscroft A., Lindstaedt S., Kloos C.D., Hernández-Leo D. (eds) 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills. EC-TEL 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7563. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In many lectures students use different mobile devices, like notebooks or smartphones. But the lecturers often do not know to what extent students use these devices for lecture-related self-regulated learning strategies, like writing notes or browsing for additional information. Unfortunately mobile devices also bear a potential for distraction. This article shows the results of observational study in five standard lectures in different disciplines and compares it to students’ responses on computer use in lectures. The results indicate a substantial divergence between students’ subjective stances on how they use mobile devices for learning in lectures and the actual observed, often lecture-unrelated behavior.
KeywordsLectures mobile devices media use
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