Tag Archives: Smart Phones

Smart Phones in ESP Classes: Redefining the Powers of ‘Humanware’ (Published)

Most teachers and professors are fed up disallowing the use of smart phones in the English language classroom. Therefore, serious efforts should be made to disengage from this useless battle by engaging students in classroom tasks that integrate these powerful tools for a better digitalization of class content and an optimization of learning outcomes. Observed patterns of participant students’ answers and investigation of different classroom practices show that a big majority of students reportedly believe that the use of smart phones broadens learning opportunities, and allows learners to benefit more in the classroom when smart phones’ use is monitored to meet class content and objectives. The Chi-square test outcomes show that there are no factors that determine smart phone good learning practices. A well-trained teacher (with or without mobile technology) can always make a difference in the language classroom.

Keywords: Digitalization of Class Content, English for Specific purposes, Smart Phones

Prospects of Learning Chemistry through Mobile Digital Devices (Published)

The aim of this study was to conduct an assessment of the knowledge of mobile digital devices in the learning of Chemistry in Nigeria tertiary institutions. To achieve this purpose, three research questions were generated, these are: what is the percentage of Chemistry students who have access to mobile digital devices in Nigeria tertiary institutions?; to what extent have mobile digital devices improve the teaching and learning of Chemistry in Nigeria tertiary institutions?; does the use of mobile digital devices motivate students to learn Chemistry in Nigeria tertiary institutions?. This study adopted descriptive survey design. Stratified random sampling method was used to select 300 students from Osun state tertiary institutions, data was collected using checklists. Data generated were analyzed using frequency counts, simple percentages and relative importance index. The findings of this study revealed that  minority of students have access to the following digital mobile devices; smart phones, notebooks, internet, while majority of students don’t have access to the following digital devices: desktop computer, laptops, touch screen tablets, I pad, cameras, recorders and android devices.  Based on the findings of this study, recommendations were made.

Keywords: Laptops, Mobile Devices, Notebooks, Smart Phones, Touch Screen Tablets