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Mobiles and tablets (2 Proceedings Papers 0188, 0070)


10:50 - 11:50 on Wednesday, 8 September 2010 in Room B62


188 An analysis of first-year business students’ mobile phones and their use for learning
Claire Bradley, Debbie Holley


70 Interactive learning with Tablet PCs: tips for teachers
Daphne Robson, Dave Kennedy


188 An analysis of first-year business students’ mobile phones and their use for learning
Claire Bradley, Debbie Holley
Student appropriation of their mobile phones for learning is the focus of this presentation. A survey has been conducted with an incoming group of first-year business studies students over a five-year period. The first part of the presentation covers key results and trends from the survey data, and will lead into the issues raised by the analysis. The second part of the presentation will explore what students are choosing to do with their mobile phones, and how they are appropriating the technology for a variety of contexts. This will then lead into the discussion and questions section of the presentation time. We will also be able to report on the outcomes of the follow-up, in-depth research with students, which will have been undertaken by then. Please see ALT’s Conference Proceedings publication for the full version of this paper.


70 Interactive learning with Tablet PCs: tips for teachers
Daphne Robson, Dave Kennedy
Tablet PCs were used for interactive learning activities in mathematics classes at a polytechnic in New Zealand. Pairs of students answered questions on the Tablet PCs and sent their answers via a wireless network to the teacher’s machine. The teacher displayed the students’ answers to the class so that they could be discussed and feedback given. Students were surveyed to find their views on advantages and disadvantages of these learning activities. A three-minute movie demonstrating how the Tablet PCs were used in classes will be shown and the presentation will then focus on the main issues raised by students and the lessons learnt by teachers. Please see ALT’s Conference Proceedings publication for the full version of this paper.