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BYOD and Campus Spaces: Group Working, Personal Computing Preferences and Satisfaction

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper presents the findings of a survey on present use and opinions on group working spaces at the University of Tampere campus. 489 university students responded to an online survey during a two-week period. The findings reveal that BYOD is not well supported leading to group working and ICT habits to put strain on the limited University hardware. The use of personal computing had a link to satisfaction with group working spaces. To further complicate matters, there is also a serious lack of suitable group working spaces on campus. As these basic needs are not fulfilled, the hopes for improvement dwell on them instead of loftier ideas of what might be. When the students were asked to describe their “dream space” for group work, the descriptions focus on having more of the same and on small improvements to the present spaces.


Syvänen, A., Alha, K. & Kultima, A. (2014). BYOD and Campus Spaces: Group Working, Personal Computing Preferences and Satisfaction. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 553-563). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 16, 2019 from .

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