Ben Woodcock, Matt Armstrong, Anne Nortcliffe, Andrew Middleton


Smartphones/devices have become the ubiquitous tool of choice for professionals to support their productivity and are increasingly becoming more common on university campuses. Many of the advantages of these devices have the potential to support student learning engagement and provide new opportunities for learning. This paper reports on an academic study conducted over the last two years by two final year students, supported by two academic learning technology researchers, examining the level of student smartphone/device ownership on campus and the extent students are harnessed the use of these devices to support their learning. The research shows that student smartphone/device ownership is increasing; however, how students are using the devices to support their learning appears to narrowing as the year progresses and consequently the students are missing out on the learning opportunities these devices can provide. The paper finally presents an analysis of smartphone/device apps that have the potential to support student learning.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Woodcock B., Armstrong M., Nortcliffe A. and Middleton A. (2012). SMART-DEVICE POTENTIAL FOR STUDENT LEARNING . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-07-5, pages 410-415. DOI: 10.5220/0003956604100415

in Bibtex Style

author={Ben Woodcock and Matt Armstrong and Anne Nortcliffe and Andrew Middleton},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
SN - 978-989-8565-07-5
AU - Woodcock B.
AU - Armstrong M.
AU - Nortcliffe A.
AU - Middleton A.
PY - 2012
SP - 410
EP - 415
DO - 10.5220/0003956604100415