Bring Your Own Device Technology: Preliminary Results from a Mixed Methods Study to Explore Student Experience of In-Class Response Systems in Post-Secondary Education

Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. 2015;13(1):1-6

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4532 (Print); 1690-4524 (Online)

Publisher: International Institute of Informatics and Cybernetics

Society/Institution: HTML Web Page

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Technology (General): Industrial engineering. Management engineering: Information technology | Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics: Communication. Mass media

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS


Matthew Numer ( )

Rebecca Spencer ( )

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

This research examines the effectiveness of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) technology in a postsecondary classroom. Despite recent advances in the technological tools available to educators, there is a significant gap in the literature regarding student efficacy, engagement and contribution to learning. This paper will present the preliminary findings of the first phases of an evaluation project measuring student interaction with BYOD technology in a large group setting. Employing a mixed methods design, the findings from two focus groups and two online surveys will be discussed. This project involved students in the Winter and Fall 2014 semesters of a fourth year Human Sexuality course which has enrolment of approximately 400 per semester. The findings suggest that BYOD technology contributes to student engagement and participation in the classroom setting. Further, the findings suggest that students are comfortable in using this tool, and perceived the experience as enjoyable.