Understanding the Value of Interactive SMS for Large Classes

Understanding the Value of Interactive SMS for Large Classes

Eusebio Scornavacca (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-062-2.ch003
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Abstract

The increasing sophistication and rapid uptake of mobile phones among university students is providing an unprecedented platform for the development of classroom interaction systems. This chapter describes the development of a SMS-based classroom interaction system and explores the impact that this application can have on students’ learning experience. The findings indicate that instructors and students perceive a number of benefits from the additional channel of communication in the classroom. The chapter concludes with a summary and recommendations for future practice and research.

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