Smartphone Implementation from Lecturers, Teachers, Students and Pupils’ Perspectives
Abstract: The disparity between educational standards and reality outside educational institutions is increasing. Alternative learning infrastructure such as ML are becoming more common, and are challenging long held, traditional modes of teaching. The aim of the study was to examine the attitudes of lecturers, teachers, students and pupils towards the implementation of smartphones in education. Moreover, it explored smartphones’ based teaching and learning processes and recommendation towards the integration of smartphones in the learning process. The study consisted of 354 participants and was conducted by a qualitative and quantitative analysis. Relevant information was collected based on the questionnaires administered to the participants with regard to the usage they implement and suggest and their attitudes towards the implementation of smartphones in education. In addition, eight semi-structured interviews were carried out. The findings indicate differences between subjects regarding personal uses they make with smartphones, level of technical difficulties they face, their attitudes towards the implementation of smartphones in education and the types of usage implemented and suggested before and after gaining experience with ML aided smartphones. Harnessing the availability of mobile devices for teaching and learning can empower the learning anywhere and at any time and make learning relevant and adjusted to the information-savvy society in which we live.
Presider: Kathleen Klinger, National University