Smartphones at Schools? Yes, Why not?

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  •   Polyxeni Kaimara

  •   Sofia Maria Poulimenou

  •   Andreas Oikonomou

  •   Ioannis Deliyannis

  •   Antonia Plerou

Abstract

During ages, new and innovative learning technologies are often criticized or rejected, while their full acceptance is commonly delayed. As a result, the progress of Smart Learning Environments is noticed nowadays to be delayed, while educator debate about the technology used in classroom effectiveness. Author’s objective is to explore potential factors in order to render modern communication devices such as mobile phones and tablets suitable for learning in schools, taking into consideration possible advantages or disadvantages. In the case that students use mobile devices during learning procedure, a shortage of suitable content as well as adequate integration of educational and edutainment systems employing gamification techniques within the school framework. These factors are considered to be sufficient enough to strengthen and improve learning experience and effectiveness.


Keywords: Advantages of Mobile Devices, Disadvantages of Mobile Devices, Educational-Edutainment Systems, Smartphones at Schools, Smart Learning Environments

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Kaimara, P., Poulimenou, S., Oikonomou, A., Deliyannis, I. and Plerou, A. 2019. Smartphones at Schools? Yes, Why not?. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science. CIE (Apr. 2019), 1-6. DOI:https://doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2019.0.CIE.1288.