Title

Laptops for a Digital Lifestyle: The Role of Ubiquitous Mobile Technology in Supporting the Needs of Millennial Students

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

The Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Auckland

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Arts, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

3507

Comments

This article was originally published as: McMahon, M. T., & Pospisil, R. (2005). Laptops for a digital lifestyle: The role of ubiquitous mobile technology in supporting the needs of millennial students. Proceedings of Educause Australasia Conference 2005. Auckland, New Zealand. The Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Auckland. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper describes the outcomes of a ubiquitous computing project exploring how students use mobile laptop technologies as part of their work, study and social lives at a Western Australian university. The project explored patterns of use of the laptops throughout a semester with a group of undergraduate students to ascertain the extent to which these students integrate laptops into their lives. The purpose was to depict the 'digital lifestyle' afforded by the technologies and how this impacts on students' values and attitudes, their level of digital literacy, and approach to their studies.