How do students’ competency in mobile device use affect online inquiry-based mathematics and science learning?
Thursday, June 30 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Junior Ballroom D
Abstract: This study was designed to investigate the relationships of middle school students’ competency in mobile device use with online learning. Four-hundred and fifty-five (455) middle school students in Korea participated in this research. The study found that male students, 1st grade middle school students, and minority students represented lower Smart Media Literacy. Low achieving students were significantly lower in overall smart media literacy scores and ability of smart media and application use than medium achieving students. Smart media literacy also varied by students’ dropout/completion. Students who dropped out reported significantly lower scores in overall smart media literacy, ability of smart media, and positive belief of smart media. Finally, in general, the differences in smart media literacy according to students’ inquiry scores and dropout were represented in Science courses, whereas no significant difference was found in Mathematics courses.