Uso de dispositivos móviles en el aula para aumentar la motivación y participación del alumnado universitario de ingeniería (Use of Mobile Devices in the Classroom to Increase Motivation and Participation of Engineering University Students)

Carlos Guerrero (, Antoni Jaume (, Carlos Juiz (, Isaac Lera (

1Universitat de les Illes Balears

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Jan. 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 1 
ISSN: 1548-0992

The aim of this study was to see whether student participation increased when mobile devices were used in the classroom. We measured the amount of student participative actions when the Socrative tool was used and when it was not used. Our experiment involved a total of 192 students, corresponding to 4 different subjects of Computer Engineering at the Universitat de les Illes Balears, during 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 courses. An independent paired t-test was performed on the measurements. The analysis results show that student participation increases with the use of mobile devices for theory classes and students are willing to participate in class activities and share their own results.

Index Terms:
Mobile devices, participation in classroom, socrative, smartphones, motivation.   

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