Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A case study of modern computing: Importance for tablet computers in higher education
by Lewis, Adam Justin, Ph.D., University of Phoenix, 2013, 122; 3585972
Abstract (Summary)

With the rapid growth of technology and a fast pace society, students have discovered tablet computers, a powerful portable useful device for education. Although studies have shown rapid growth of tablet computer adaptation within education, limited research exists regarding how tablet computers are used for classroom performance, communication, and leadership among college students. The purpose of the study was to explore and understand how college students use tablet computers by interviewing undergraduate and graduate students. Interview results of 20 college students are as follows: (a) students reported that tablet computers were more portable, easier to use, and convenient devices over laptop computers; (b) in regard to classroom performance, students expressed that the use of e-text books combined with tablets was a faster method of searching for a specific subject over standard paperback books; (c) in regards to leadership, many students believed that tablets are only a tool for leaders but not an essential tool for leading people; and (d) in regard to communication, students expressed that tablet computers was an essential tool for team projects and communicating with their professors and peers while on the go. The study includes a discussion of future research in leadership’s use of technology in the workplace, college professors’ perceptions of tablet computers in the classroom, and marketing modern tablet computers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Weber, Mary
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 75/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Adult education, Educational technology, Information science, Higher education
Keywords: Higher education, Modern computing, Qualitative research, Tablet computers
Publication Number: 3585972
ISBN: 9781303791208
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