The trials and tribulations of a BYOD science classroom

Nykvist, Shaun S. (2012) The trials and tribulations of a BYOD science classroom. In Yu, Shengquan (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2nd International STEM in Education Conference, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, pp. 331-334.

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Abstract

The increase in the availability and use of portable mobile devices has had a number of impacts on society. In particular, this impact has been seen within Higher Education Institutions where staff and students are using these devices for both simple and complex tasks. Within undergraduate teacher education courses there is an expectation that students will be fully prepared for teaching their respective areas of expertise as well as having the ability to use ICT, and in particular portable mobile devices, to support teaching and learning. This paper reports on a small case study into the use of portable mobile devices in a science unit, where the students (N=16) bring their own devices into the classroom and use them in lectures, tutorials and workshops. The study highlights the changing nature of classroom practice within the university setting and the challenges faced by teaching staff and students when using these devices.

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ID Code: 55777
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: portable mobile devices,, STEM, BYOD, Science, Higher Education teaching and learning, BYOT, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the author
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2012 23:53
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 01:32

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