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Adapting Smartphones as Learning Technology in a Korean University

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  • Juseuk Kim

    () (College of Education, Seoul National University)

  • Lynn Ilon

    () (College of Education, Seoul National University)

  • Jorn Altmann

    () (College of Engineering, Seoul National University)

Abstract

IPhone and Android technology only became available in Korea in 2010, yet today, nearly every student in Korea¡¯s top university carries either an iPhone or Android enabled phone. Students are plugged in and communicating constantly. One Lifelong Learning class investigated the use of smartphones among Education and Engineering students. Both the process of the class and the outcomes of the research reveal much of how the practices of learning are changing in a dynamic, globally-linked university. Their answers to a set of surveys on smartphone use for learning revealed that smartphones were used extensively by all students. Students had a broad definition of how they used their smartphones for learning. Engineering and Education students varied somewhat on how they used their phones for learning. Most interesting, the heavy users of smartphones were not usually the ones who were the most intensive users of apps that most students agreed were most useful for learning.

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  • Juseuk Kim & Lynn Ilon & Jorn Altmann, 2013. "Adapting Smartphones as Learning Technology in a Korean University," TEMEP Discussion Papers 2013101, Seoul National University; Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), revised Feb 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:snv:dp2009:2013101
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    1. Basil Alzougool & Jarrah AlMansour, 2017. "The Use of Smartphone for Learning Activities by University Students in Kuwait," Proceedings of Teaching and Education Conferences 4907508, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
    2. Baseem Al-athwari & Jorn Altmann, 2015. "Utility-Based Smartphone Energy Consumption Optimization for Cloud-Based and On-Device Application Uses," TEMEP Discussion Papers 2015125, Seoul National University; Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), revised Nov 2015.
    3. Netsanet Haile & Jorn Altmann, 2013. "Estimating the Value Obtained from Using a Software Service Platform," TEMEP Discussion Papers 2013105, Seoul National University; Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program (TEMEP), revised Aug 2013.

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    Keywords

    Smartphones; M-learning; Learning Apps; Collective Learning; Seoul National University.;

    JEL classification:

    • C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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