Why and how students use electronics to enhance their learning
Ivona Mladenovic – Simon Fraser University
The usage of electronic devices (mostly smart phones, lap tops, and tablets) in classes is somewhat controversial among colleagues and educational practitioners. Some consider usage of the electronics distracting, even if used for the purpose of learning, while others even support usage of laptops and smart phones in classes. This research presents results obtained through a focus group and a survey, involving 368 students taking first year biology at SFU. It provides insights from students’ perspectives and offers interesting aspects of student engagement in technical space for learning.