Cross-use of smart phones and printed books in primary school education

Sami Vihavainen, Timo Kuula, Maija Federley

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    Abstract

    The adoption of new technologies in primary schools has fallen behind in terms of children's everyday use of technology. The use of mobile phones has been proposed as a promising field for learning. To date, the mobile learning technologies have rarely been integrated with current educational practices, however. Here, we present the results of our intervention study in which a mobile hybrid media system that combines the use of the traditional printed book with the mobile phone was used in English as foreign language (EFL) education in primary school. The results revealed an increase in learning motivation but also some conflicts when the boundaries of the school world and everyday life were blurred through the use of new technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMobileHCI '10 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services
    Pages279-282
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 7 Sep 201010 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 12

    Conference

    Conference12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2010
    Abbreviated titleMobileHCI 2010
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period7/09/1010/09/10

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    Keywords

    • education
    • EFL
    • English as foreign language
    • intervention
    • mobile
    • print
    • user experience

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    Vihavainen, S., Kuula, T., & Federley, M. (2010). Cross-use of smart phones and printed books in primary school education. In MobileHCI '10 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices and services (pp. 279-282) https://doi.org/10.1145/1851600.1851648