Does Mobile Technology Matter? A Student Centric Perspective

Chen, Wenshin (2010) Does Mobile Technology Matter? A Student Centric Perspective. IBIMA Business Review (424156). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1947-3788

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5171/2012.424156

Abstract

Based on a student-centric perspective, this study seeks to understand how mobile technology influences students’ learning experiences. Our research motivation is driven by the increasing attention paid to mobile technology in the research and business community. Set in a public university setting, our investigation seeks to shed light on how teaching and learning could be reshaped by mobile technology, most specifically, emerging tablet PCs. The findings, based on two MIS (Management Information Systems) courses, one graduate and the other undergraduate, suggest that overall students perceived the mobility of tablet PC positively. In addition, graduate students expressed a higher degree of learning satisfaction and greater expectation of future technology usage than undergraduate students. Indeed, mobile technology seems to matter to students’ learning in general. The finding is particularly relevant when considering how to incorporate mobile technology into teaching practice as such technology-driven teaching practice is increasingly being expected in the contemporary networked society. Additional insights for managers, technology vendors, and college instructors are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile technology, student satisfaction, learning experiences, tablet PC, case study
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Wenshin Chen
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 10:37
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2016 19:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11574

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