Title

The effect of using mobile devices on students' performance in writing

Source of Publication

Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings

Abstract

© 2016 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. The number of projects exploring the potential of mobile device-facilitated learning is steadily growing in higher education, prompted, in part, by the use of mobile technology in the work place. The use of mobile devices has expanded from short-term trials on a small scale to large-scale integration in educational settings from primary to higher education. With this increase, the use of textual-based communication has also increased. Hence, the mode of writing faces a new environment from printed text to the digital. However, there remains a lack of analysis that brings together the findings of the impact of using mobile devices on students' performance in academic writing. Consequently, the aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of how mobile devices impact students' performance in writing along with recommendations for possible future pedagogical uses of mobile technologies. The chapter builds on a pilot study conducted in spring 2014 at a university in Dubai, UAE, which explored the effect of using the iPad on learners' writing performance.

Document Type

Article

ISBN

9781522502579,1522502564,9781522502562

Publisher

IGI Global

First Page

250

Last Page

270

Publication Date

7-13-2016

DOI

10.4018/978-1-5225-0256-2.ch011

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Marielle Patronis, Zayed University

Scopus ID

85015877553

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