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Title: The Integration of Portable Technology to Enhance Lifelong Learning Skills
Contributor(s): Manochehri, Nick-Naser (author); Gromik, Nicolas  (author)orcid ; Liang Aw, Swee (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
390405 Educational technology and computing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to evaluate whether or not Arabic female students perceived some benefits of using iPods as a learning tool. The project was conducted over a six week period. Female student from the College of Business and Economic and the English Foundation program were provided with an iPod Nano to use anytime at their convenience as a learning tool. The task required that all student access iTunes to select audio-visual resources that they thought would be suitable to deepen their understanding of the course materials. Using case study research method the data collection approach included a weekly survey to record their daily use of the iPod. Four hypotheses targeting iPod use were defined. The findings indicate that for these particular groups of Arabic female students using iPod as a learning tool was beneficial. The evidence warrants further research in the constraints and affordances of mobile technology, as experienced by Arabic students.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: SWDSI 2012: 43rd Annual Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Houston, Texas, 29th February - 3rd March, 2012
Source of Publication: Southwest Decision Sciences Institute Conference Proceedings, p. 1-9
Publisher: Southwest Decision Sciences Institute (SWDSI)
Place of Publication: online
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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