Mobile Phones and LearningPerceptions of Austrian Students aged from 11 to 14 Years

ID: 48581 Type: Full Paper: Case Study
  1. Margarete Grimus and Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Wednesday, June 29 11:15-11:45 AM Location: Junior Ballroom C

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Abstract: This article aims to report on the findings of a study of perception for using mobile phones for learning in Austria. Surveys were conducted to examine the ownership and usage of mobile phones of eight to 14 year old pupils. Findings indicate that gathered data show a lack of perceptions for benefits of mobile phones for learning. Issues based on the research in 2013 and 2014 are discussed with regard to demands and challenges for education. Using their own mobile phones for various learning activities could build a bridge between students’ practice in everyday life and school learning, and developing indispensable 21st century skills.


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