College Students’ Perceptions of Cell Phone Integration in Language Learning
Guoqiang Cui, Xin Chen, Wei Li, Instructional Design and Technology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, United States ; Shuyan Wang, Instructional Technology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, United States ; Zhenhuan Yang, Cuiqing Meng, Yantai University, Yantai, China
IJICTE Volume 8, Number 4, ISSN 1550-1876 Publisher: IGI Global
Cell phone integration in education has been widely discussed and explored, especially in the field of foreign language study. Compared with other countries, cell phone educational integration in China is in its infancy. This article examined Chinese college students’ perceptions of cell phone usage in three aspects: interaction, course construction, and flexibility. Though students generally demonstrated great interest for the cell phone integration in English language study, no significant difference was found between students’ characteristics and perceptions of interaction, course construction, and flexibility in their use of cell phones. However, researchers did find that course constructions are a significant predictor of students’ senses of course flexibility issues. This study also found that many students hold neutral attitudes towards the integration of cell phones, therefore initial stage of cell phone usage is of great importance in order to attract and motivate more students.
Cui, G., Chen, X., Li, W., Wang, S., Yang, Z. & Meng, C. (2012). College Students’ Perceptions of Cell Phone Integration in Language Learning. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 8(4), 11-28. IGI Global.