Technology and the Post-secondary Classroom: A Critical Inquiry into BYOD Student Experience in Human Sexuality

By Matthew Numer and Rebecca Spencer.

Published by The International Journal of Technologies in Learning

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Published online: December 16, 2016 $US5.00

The study sought to investigate student’s perspectives on the use of the response through a pre-post critical thinking test, questionnaire, focus groups, and open-ended survey questions. The findings from the focus groups and open-ended survey are presented here. A qualitative description methodology was employed to conduct the research and thematic analysis was used in coding and presentation of the findings. The study was conducted over three semesters. Approximately 1100 students were given the opportunity to answer the survey questions over the three semesters. Four focus groups were conducted during this time. The findings suggest that BYOD contributes to student critical thinking and engagement.

Keywords: Bring Your Own Device, Mixed Methods, Pedagogy, Post-secondary, Technology

The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, Volume 24, Issue 1, March 2017, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 16, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 369.613KB)).

Dr. Matthew Numer

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Rebecca Spencer

Instructor, PhD Candidate, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada