Title

Bring your own digital device in teacher education

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

School of Education

RAS ID

19959

Comments

This article was originally published as: Newhouse, C. P., Cooper, M., & Pagram, J. (2015). Bring Your Own Digital Device in Teacher Education. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 31(2), 64-72. Original article available here

Abstract

This article reports on an investigation to advise a teacher education institution on the feasibility of having a “Bring Your Own Digital Device” policy for students. The investigation built on components of two research projects while adding the comprehensive testing of representative potential hardware and software platforms. The initial emphasis was on identifying the digital technology demands of our teacher education courses. A representative range of potential devices was tested against these demands. At the time of testing, all laptop devices were found to be adequate but only the iPad was adequate in the mobile range. In a survey of a sample of students, nearly all owned an appropriate device but most made limited, if any, use of it at the university.

DOI

10.1080/21532974.2015.1011292

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