Engaging at-risk vocational education students with mobile devices

Smith, Loretta Marie (2015) Engaging at-risk vocational education students with mobile devices. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The potential of using mobile devices to increase learner engagement within a small group of at-risk vocational education students was studied through a qualitative case study. It was found that the use of mobile devices could be a strategy educators may use to reduce the barriers these students often encounter within traditional classrooms. Notions of interactivity, ease of use, existing familiarity and fluency were found to be fundamental variables that were central to the group's use of mobile devices. The study provides direction for educators looking for innovative ways to engage students who struggle in a classroom situation.

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ID Code: 90505
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Nykvist, Shaun & Mukherjee, Michelle
Keywords: At-Risk, Digital Technology, Mobile Devices, Student Engagement, Education
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2016 04:39
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 04:39

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