Wednesday, March 23
10:15-10:35 AM
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The Impact of Instructor Personal Use of Smartphone on Students’ Perceptions of Instruction Quality

Brief Paper ID: 48957
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    Cheng-Yuan (Corey) Lee
    Coastal Carolina University
  2. Carrie Flickinger
    Coastal Carolina University
  3. Austin Hitt
    Coastal Carolina University

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate if college students’ perceptions of the relative quality of instructors and classes are influenced by the professor’s personal use of smartphones in the class. Specifically, this study investigates college students’ perceptions of the 1) quality of the classroom instruction and 2) quality of the instructor when instructor's use of smartphone is observed. In order to investigate the impact of the instructor using a smartphone, the instructor will pretend to check (Treatment A) or respond (Treatment B) to text/email messages three times during two class sessions. Afterwards, the students’ views will be probed using the Students’ Evaluations of Educational Quality (SEEQ). The results of the analyses will be presented in the conference.

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