A STUDY ON THE USAGE OF MOBILE DEVICES IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS VS DESKTOPS - An Approach based on Flow Experience

Steven Abrantes, Luis Borges Gouveia

Abstract

In order to evaluate the use of mobile devices (laptops) and desktops and the potential of mobile devices in collaborative environments vs desktops, it was performed an experiment involving one hundred and twelve students of higher education. This study has the main objective to validate if the students that use laptops or desktops are in the flow experience and which of them are more in the flow experience. This study is based on the flow experience introduced by Csikszentmihalyi (1975). The main purpose of this study is to establish whether the user is in the flow experience when using Google Groups when using laptops or desktops. In the context of this study, information has been gathered through a survey, applying the five dimensions of the flow state. The sample used consisted on one hundred and twelve students. At the end of the study, after analyzing the gathered information, it was possible to conclude that students have experienced the flow state and it had a positive effect on their learning experiences both by students using laptops or desktops, but having the students that used the laptops a more positive effect in the flow experience than the students that used desktops.

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Abrantes S. and Borges Gouveia L. (2010). A STUDY ON THE USAGE OF MOBILE DEVICES IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS VS DESKTOPS - An Approach based on Flow Experience . In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-17-1, pages 199-202. DOI: 10.5220/0002951801990202


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@conference{ice-b10,
author={Steven Abrantes and Luis Borges Gouveia},
title={A STUDY ON THE USAGE OF MOBILE DEVICES IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS VS DESKTOPS - An Approach based on Flow Experience},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={199-202},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002951801990202},
isbn={978-989-8425-17-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2010)
TI - A STUDY ON THE USAGE OF MOBILE DEVICES IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS VS DESKTOPS - An Approach based on Flow Experience
SN - 978-989-8425-17-1
AU - Abrantes S.
AU - Borges Gouveia L.
PY - 2010
SP - 199
EP - 202
DO - 10.5220/0002951801990202