Digitally enabled?! An analysis of law and justice students' use of smart devices

Cradduck, Lucy M. (2013) Digitally enabled?! An analysis of law and justice students' use of smart devices. In Kommers, Piet, Issa, Tomayess, Sharef, Nurfadhlina Mohd, & Isaias, Pedro (Eds.) Internet Technologies & Society 2013, IADIS Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 107-111.


The research seeks to understand the nature of law and justice students’ use of technology for their learning purposes. There is often an assumption made that all students have, and engage with, technology to the same degree. The research tests these assumptions by means of a survey conducted of first year law and justice students to determine their actual use of smart devices inside and outside classes. The analysis of results reveals that while the majority of respondents own at least one smart device; most rarely use their device for their learning purposes.

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ID Code: 65063
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: access, smart devices, e-Learning, student engagement, digital divide, HERN
ISBN: 9789728939984
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMPUTER HARDWARE (100600) > Computer Hardware not elsewhere classified (100699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 04 Dec 2013 22:14
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 11:08

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