Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12216/163
Title: Does mobile technology distract from the teaching in the classroom? A reflection paper
Authors: Halaweh, M. 
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Association for Information Systems
Journal: 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014 
Conference: 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2014; Savannah, GA; United States; 7 August 2014 through 9 August 2014; Code 106999 
Abstract: Smartphones are developing rapidly and continually with new features that make them widely accepted and used in many contexts. In the university context, students sometimes use their smartphones in the classroom, and this might cause distraction and disruption. The aim of this paper is to reflect on students' behaviours of using smartphones spontaneously (unplanned use) in the classroom, in a university in Dubai. This reflection shall address the following questions: Should instructors allow students to use their smartphones in the classroom, or they should prohibit it? How can the instructors integrate smartphones into the classroom? How will they know that the students are using their phones in a way that relates to and enhances their learning? What are the implications? The answers to these questions will illustrate that smartphones should be considered and utilised as teaching tools which support students' learning, and therefore should be allowed in the classroom.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12216/163
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