Examining College Students’ Experience and Perspectives on Laptop Use in Teaching and Learning: A Mixed Method Study
Dan Xiao, The University at Albany, State University of New York, United States ; Wei-Fan Chen, Penn State University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
This paper reports the result of a survey conducted to the College of Education students exploring their experiences and perspectives of laptop use in teaching and learning. Both qualitative and quantitative techniques were applied to data analysis. Findings show that students consider laptop use changes the dynamic between instructors and students. The positive influence of laptop use includes enhanced communication and providing medium for presenting materials; the negative impact is distraction. Students agree that laptop use increases student engagement and facilitates knowledge-transfer. Students see themselves more effective in utilizing technology for instruction and believe technology can impact teaching in a positive way. Students consider the use of video is important to the preparation to become teachers and the use of internet promotes active class participation and empowers them as learners.
Xiao, D. & Chen, W.F. (2014). Examining College Students’ Experience and Perspectives on Laptop Use in Teaching and Learning: A Mixed Method Study. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 2115-2119). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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