Students’ View: Instructors’ Use of Smartphones in the Classroom
Abstract: There is a lack of research on how frequently faculty use smartphones for personal communications and how this behavior is perceived by college students. This study investigates college students’ perceptions of the frequency of smartphone use by college faculty and their opinions of faculty who use smartphones in the classroom for non-class related purposes. Specifically, this study is designed to answer: 1) how common is the use of smartphones among faculty in the classroom? 2) how frequently faculty use a smartphone for personal communications observed by students? 3) when college faculty are using smartphone in the class, what are students’ perceptions of instruction quality? A survey will be distributed to approximately 300 freshman and sophomore liberal arts students enrolled in a university, introductory core leveled course. Students’ responses from the survey will be analyzed and then presented in the conference.
Presider: Sandra Rogers, Spring Hill College