1 Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects Volume 6, 2010 IJELLO special series of Chais Conference 2010 best papers Mobile Culture in College Lectures: Instructors and Students Perspectives Ronen Hammer, Miki Ronen, Amit Sharon, Tali Lankry, Yoni Huberman, and Victoria Zamtsov Holon Institute of Technology, Israel Abstract The study explored college instructors and students attitudes towards the usage of mobile devices (laptops and cell phones) for non-academic purposes during lectures. Students report excessive multitasking: usages of mobile devices for communicating with friends, gaming, etc. Instructors seem to have pretty good perceptions about the distribution of such usages. Most students accurately perceive the usage of mobile devices as disturbing instructors and peers, but they still believe such usage is legitimate! Instructors, on the contrary, feel it is not. Older students, as well, tend to think the usage of mobile devices during lectures is illegitimate. Results are discussed from the perspective of McLuhan s laws of media and from perspectives related to millennial students unique characteristics. Keywords: Multitasking, Mobile devices, Higher Education, Students and Instructors Attitudes Introduction A person who has been away from modern civilization for the last 30 years would probably feel curious about some cultural changes: When walking into the doctor s clinic the doctor might hardly look at him and instead ask for the magnetic card and start to interact with his computer. When walking into a restaurant he might see a family dinning while 3 out of 5 members are speaking on their cell phones. While dating, his partner might be constantly reading immediate cell phone messages. When visiting a college classroom lecture a considerable number of students might be using their laptops to check or use their cell phones to play games or send SMS. Obviously, things have changed. One might claim that every new technology has its drawbacks; however, the way mobile technologies are used seems to frustrate a very basic human need the need for exclusivity in mutual relationships (Bowlby, 1999). We expect a doctor or a date to pay exclusive attention to us. An instructor and (at least) some of her students expect everyone to Material published as part of this publication, either on-line or in print, is copyrighted by the Informing Science Institute. Permission to make digital or paper copy of part or all of these works for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that the copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage AND that copies 1) bear this notice in full and 2) give the full citation on the first page. It is permissible to abstract these works so long as credit is given. To copy in all other cases or to republish or to post on a server or to redistribute to lists requires specific permission and payment of a fee. Contact to request redistribution permission. pay exclusive attention to a class discussion or to the lecture. The massive violation of these expectations in the new mobile college culture is quite bothersome (Young, 2006). To what extend does the mobile culture penetrate college classrooms? In a recent study, Fried (2008) had students complete a weekly survey, throughout a whole semester, related to the ways they Editor: Alex Koohang An earlier, shorter version of this paper was presented at the Chais conference 2010, in Raanana, Israel, and included in Y. Eshet-Alkalai, A. Caspi, S. Eden, N. Geri, & Y. Yair (Eds.), Proceedings of the Chais conference on instructional technologies research 2010: Learning in the technological era. Raanana: The Open University of Israel.
2 Mobile Culture in College Lectures used laptops in a psychology course (n=128). The course was based on lectures with no laptop activities utilized in any organized fashion by the lecturer. About 64% of the students reported using their laptops at least during one class period. Those who used laptops used them, on average, about half of the class period. Users reported that about 50% of the time they used the laptops was for non-academic activities. In other words, close to 25% of the lecture time was spent by students using their laptops to do things other than taking lecture notes. Similarly, in a large survey (n=1,162) conducted among American college students, one third of the students surveyed admitted using their laptops and cell phones to play games that were not part of the instructional activities during classes (Jones, 2003). These figures seem quite disturbing. There is a long tradition in cognitive science studies that demonstrate that human mental resources are limited and that, typically, there is a performance decrement under divided attention conditions (Craik & Lockhart, 1972; Gopher, 1993; Kahneman, 1973; Posner, 1982; Roda & Thomas, 2006). However, one might suggest that current students are digital natives, who are savvy and efficient multitaskers, thus their academic performance shouldn t necessarily be compromised by using laptops during lectures. A study conducted by Hembrooke and Gay (2003) tried to address such claims. The study took advantage of a project where all students were issued laptops. Students (n=44) were randomly assigned, during a communication course class, to two experimental conditions: an open laptop vs. a closed laptop. In the open laptop condition students were allowed to use their laptops to engage in browsing, search, and/or social computing behaviors during the lecture. Students in the closed condition were asked to keep their laptops closed for the duration of the lecture. At the end of the class students took a recognition and recall quiz. The closed laptop condition outperformed the open laptop one. Moreover, students who used their laptops to look for lecture related materials did not do better than their friends who used the laptops for non-academic purposes. Fried (2008) reports similar results she found a negative correlation between the amount of time students reported using their laptops during the psychology lectures throughout the semester and their final grade. Moreover, when asked, at the end of the course, what were the factors that might have interfered with their ability to learn lecture materials, laptop use by fellow students was the single most reported distracter, followed by the interference caused by one s own laptop use. Hembrooke and Gay s (2003) and Fried s (2008) studies suggest, therefore, that laptop multitaskers pay an academic price for their use of these technologies. The claim that laptops distract students and impair their academic performance refers to classrooms where laptop activity is not directly relevant to academic needs. Obviously, when laptop activities are pedagogically integrated into the course, for instance, when communication between students is required in a web-based collaborative activity, laptops could provide enormous advantages. Under such circumstances there is evidence that laptop activities can increase engagement, active learning, and meaningful interaction among students and between them and the instructor (e.g., Barak, Lipson, & Lerman, 2006; Demb, Erickson, & Hawkins-Wilding, 2004; Driver, 2002; Gay, Stefanone, Grace-Martin, & Hembrooke, 2001). Decrease in academic performance due to off-task multitasking refers, therefore, mainly to non-structured use of laptops during lectures. Despite the zeal related to laptop programs and the so called ubiquitous computing environments (Brown & Petitto, 2003; Weaver & Nilson, 2005) there are accumulating reports about instructors banning laptop use in their classes and university authorities devising internet kill switches in order to provide instructors with effective means to monitor laptop usage (Mangan, 2001; Melerdiercks, 2005; Olson, 2002; Schwartz, 2003; Young, 2006). Young (2006) describes professors worrying that as wireless networks and laptops become ubiquitous, students will direct about as much attention to the front of the room as airline passengers do to a flight attendant reviewing safety information (p. A27). He describes professors feeling frustrated by not being able to have eye contact with students or by the lack of opportunity to perceive students attention signals and 294
3 Hammer, Ronen, Sharon, Lankry, Huberman, & Zamtsov to react accordingly (e.g., speed up, slow down, offer another example). Yet, other professors believe that banning laptops is wrong since students should develop self-monitoring skills and should learn how juggle online and offline worlds, a challenge they will face later on throughout their careers. In addition, some professors feel that the quality of instruction is to blame if students are seeking distraction online, and in any case it is the instructors responsibility to set proper boundaries regarding what is acceptable behavior in their classrooms. None of the studies mentioned above explored systematically instructors perspectives on the use of laptops and cell phone in their classroom. Our study explored students and instructors attitudes and beliefs regarding non-academic usages of mobile devices during lectures. The Study Our study aimed at assessing the prevalence of non-academic usage of mobile devices during lectures. We wanted to know exactly what students do when using their laptops and cell phones during lectures. In addition, we wanted to know how they feel about non academic usage of mobile devices, how legitimate they believe it is, and what do they think their instructors think and feel about it. Finally, we wanted to know what instructors believe students are doing, how they feel about it, and what do they do about it. The study was carried out in a technological college offering wireless connection all around the campus. 127 students (ages 20-41) and 30 instructors from four different departments (Instructional Technologies, Computer Science, Technology Management and Electronic Engineering) filled in a questionnaire addressing their practices and views on using laptops and cell phones during lectures. Findings About half of the students in our sample own laptops and use them in class and all own cell phones. Use of Mobile Appliances during Lectures Most of the students who own laptops (91%) reported that they use them during classes for activities that are not related to the lesson, while 25% said that they always do so. The distribution of the activities is presented in Table 1. Laptops Table 1: Use of portable computers during lectures (%) Lesson summary Games Instant messaging Social networks Homework for another course Web surfing Students reports Instructors estimate
4 Mobile Culture in College Lectures Cell Phones SMS SMS within the class Reply to calls Initiate calls Games Web surfing Students reports Instructors estimate It seems that instructors have a realistic and accurate perception of the activity carried out by students with mobile devices during their lectures (Table 1). Students too, believe that the instructors are usually aware of what they are doing with their computers (17% - always, 77% - sometimes). As to cell phones, most of the students (93%) report that their cell phones are on quiet mode, 6% leave them open, and less than one percent completely shut down! This behavior might not be surprising when compared to their behavior when attending a public show (movie or theater): none would leave it open (not socially accepted) but only five percent would shut it down completely ( fear of not being connected ). Most students (83%) state that they try to hide their activity with the cell phone from the instructor. About half of the students (46%) state that they would answer calls that are not urgent and when doing so they leave the class (94%). Students state that they use their portable devices for other, non related activities when they are bored (portable computer 97%, cell phone - 74%). Students and Instructors Views A paradox surfaces from the data presented in Table 2. Students and instructors views on the harmful effects of using portable computers for other activities during lessons seem to be quite similar. Nevertheless, their attitude regarding the legitimacy of such action is very different - whereas only 23% of the instructors think using portable devices during lectures is legitimate, a majority of 75% of the students believe such usage is legitimate. Table 2: Students and instructors views (%) Using portable during lectures for other activities: Students (%) Instructors (%) may distract students attention may disturb other students disturbs the instructors and the course of the lesson reflects disrespect for the instructor is legitimate Since the mobile culture emerged only in recent years we thought it might be interesting to see if perceptions regarding its legitimacy are related to age (Figure 1). 296
5 Hammer, Ronen, Sharon, Lankry, Huberman, & Zamtsov Figure 1: Perception of legitimacy by students age (mean, STD). There seems to be a clear relation between students age and their views on the issue of legitimacy of using portable devices during lectures for non-academic purposes. The correlation between views regarding legitimacy and age found for cell phones was significant (r=0.22, p=0.008) and for laptops marginal (r=0.145, p=0.058) while, as expected, both views were significantly correlated (r=0.3, p=0.004). Students opinions regarding the legitimacy of mobile devices usage during class was not found to be related to owning laptops. Instructors Reactions and Actions Tables 3-4 present the summary of the instructors attitudes and reactions to the use of portable devices during class. Table 3: Instructors attitude toward the use of laptops during class Attitudes regarding the use of portable computers during lessons: % Encourage students to use them 7 Allow according to lesson s topics 44 Do no refer to this issue 21 Prefer that students would not use 21 Forbid 7 297
6 Mobile Culture in College Lectures Table 4: Instructors reactions When students use portable devices during lectures for other purposes I: Laptops Cell phones don t mind 7 17 do mind but have no choice but to accept it as part of the reality try to focus the attention of the other students ask to stop the activity and to focus on the lesson demand to shut down the device immediately 7 17 Discussion Similar to previous studies (Fried, 2008; Jones, 2003), our findings suggest that students use laptops and cell phones quite intensively for non-academic uses during lectures. In addition, instructors in our study seem to have accurate estimations regarding the distribution of usages, e.g., communication, gaming, etc. However, while instructors believe that usage of mobile devices during lectures is illegitimate, most students believe it is legitimate! Older students tend to share instructors attitudes and perceive the non-academic usage as illegitimate. Some of the students we interviewed believe that multitasking during lectures does not interfere with their academic performance. Indeed, Watson & Strayer (in press) report that in numerous multitasking studies they have conduced, participants tended to claim that they are effective multitaskers (e.g., they believe they could effectively drive a car and use a cell phone, simultaneously). However, Watson & Strayer (in press) demonstrate in their recent study, that only a small percentage of the population (2.5% of their sample) actually belong to a privileged group of Supertaskers who can successfully perform simultaneously two attention demanding tasks. The rest of the population demonstrates a performance decrement under divided attention conditions. Since multitasking students distract themselves and their neighbors as well, more and more instructors tend to treat mobile devices usage during lectures as a discipline problem (e.g., Young, 2006). Class management and discipline problems are hardly new phenomena in higher education (e.g., Lake, 2009). It is quite reasonable that college students might experience learning, at times, as compulsory, frustrating, boring, or irrelevant and behave accordingly. However, it seems that the mobile culture has changed students and instructors expectations. Whereas in the past, probably most students would believe that reading the newspaper or listening to a walkman during a lecture is rude and illegitimate, our study indicates that their attitudes towards the usage of mobile devices are different. Moreover, while most instructors would ban newspaper reading or walkman listening and treat it as a discipline problem, our results indicates that instructors seem to be more hesitant and ambivalent regarding mobile devices. It seems that social conventions are rapidly changing. The mobile culture has heavily invaded college classrooms. More and more young students might feel it is their right to be multitaskers during lectures, and instructors might be quite confused about it. These tendencies will probably increase as the mobile culture and multitasking become even more ubiquitous then they presently are. McLuhan and McLuhan (1988) pointed out that any new technology or media has undesirable effects. Their four laws of the media, also known as the tetrad, explicitly illuminate how any given medium will amplify, obsolesce, retrieve, and reverse some other medium or human faculty. According to McLuhan and McLuhan, in order to disclose the hidden effects of any new technology or media one should ask four questions: 298
7 Hammer, Ronen, Sharon, Lankry, Huberman, & Zamtsov 1. What does the medium enhance or intensify? 2. What does it render obsolete or displace? 3. What does it retrieve that was previously obsolesced? 4. What does it produce when pressed to an extreme? Laptops and cell phones seem to be technologies that have obvious and regrettable side effects. Table 5 presents a tentative tetrad for these technologies: Table 5: Effects of mobile technologies Such possible answers to McLuhan and McLuhan s questions suggest that, indeed, as laptops and cell phones become ubiquitous in campuses these effects might increase. One of the most interesting finding of our study is the lack of a sense of cognitive dissonance that would have been expected to emerge from the majority of young students self reports. On the one hand they accurately realize that using cell phones and laptops disturb their instructors, who might feel disrespected, and at the same time distract themselves and their friends. Yet, many of them, unlike their older peers, feel that such a usage is legitimate. Cognitive dissonance theory (Festinger, 1957) predicts that when a behavior is dissonant with a belief, people would tend to abandon the behavior or, alternatively, alter the belief. In other words, we would expect students to drastically reduce the usage of these devices during lectures, or, alternatively, use rationalizations such as, Yes, I do use my laptop for other purposes during lectures, but since it doesn t really bother my instructors, my behavior is legitimate. The lack of a sense of cognitive dissonance might be related to the notion that millennial students, as compared to previous generations, are more relaxed regarding internal conflicts and are less anxious to reduce internal tensions caused by dissonance. Millennial students (born between ) are described as team-oriented, multitaskers who have zero tolerance for delays and a strong urge of staying connected at all times (e.g., Frand, 2000; Oblinger, 2003; Rickers, 2009). In addition millennials are described as having good relationships with their parents, who cherished their self-esteem and have been praising them even for modest accomplishments, treating them as special and important. As a result, millennials are believed to carry a sense of entitlement about them (Strauss & Howe, 2003). These characteristics might explain why the excessive usage of laptops and cell phones for non-academic purposes during lectures is not accompanied by guilt or by active attempts to reduce cognitive dissonance. Nevertheless, some of our millennial students reported feeling uncomfortable with their usage of laptops and cell phones during lectures and described their behavior as addictive ; they reported they find it hard to control the compulsive urge of constantly checking for messages, news, etc. In 299
8 Mobile Culture in College Lectures fact, they asked for our assistance in helping them control such compulsive behaviors. According to psychiatric conceptualizations (Block, 2008) Internet addiction consists of four components: Excessive use. Tolerance, including the need for an increase in hours of use. Withdrawal, including feelings of anger, tension, and/or depression when the computer is inaccessible. Negative repercussions, including poor achievement and social isolation. These severe consequences of internet addictive behaviors call for instructors active involvement. It is hard to accurately estimate the prevalence of internet addiction among students. Surveys conducted in Eastern and Western societies report addiction rates that range from 1.5% to 18% (Aboujaoude, Koran, Gamel, Large, & Serpe, 2006; Christakis & Moreno, 2009; Ko, Yen, Chen, Chen, & Yen, 2008). Whatever the actual rate is in a given society, it is seems obvious that quite a few students find it hard to control the urge to access the internet during classes and need external support and structure in order to help them restricts these patterns of behavior. It seems, thus, that students might profit from clear rules regarding the usage of mobile devices in class. However, educators such as Lake (2009) believe that when dealing with millennial students new disciplinary approaches are required. Lake believes that since millennials possess a sense of entitlement, they do not respond well to standard, complex, procedural requirements. Thus, he recommends that colleges and universities should avoid one-size-fits-all standardized discipline codes, stop placing so much emphasis on sanctions, and, instead, create more flexible and situated rules, based on rewards rather than punishment and enforced by having each student assigned to long termed mentors. Lake s (2009) recommendations reflect some of the intricacies that instructors might face when dealing with millennials disciplinary problems in general and with problems related to the invasion of mobile culture into the classroom, in particular. So how should instructors handle their students inappropriate multitasking? Should they treat it as a disciplinary problem and set clear boundaries in order to help students focus on classroom activities? Should students representative organizations be part of such efforts? Should instructors surrender and accept such behavioral patterns as a cultural prevalent fact? Linda Stone, a former Apple and Microsoft executive, describes, in a Newsweek interview (Levy, 2006), the cultural prevalence of inappropriate multitasking as a social epidemic. She coined the term continuous partial attention and describes current multitaskers lives as a never-ending cocktail party where you re always looking over your virtual shoulder for a better conversational partner. However, we believe that society should find ways to restrict the usage of useful technologies that are found to be harmful in certain circumstances (e.g., in 1920 through 1950 laser-based Fluoroscope shoe-fitting devices were used in shoe stores in order to provide perfect fit. This technology was abandoned for such uses once its detrimental side-effects emerged). We tend to agree, thus, with Baron s (2008) stance claiming that society in general, and academic culture in particular, should redefine their current social ethos and reshape social expectations regarding the misuses of mobile technologies. Conclusion and Recommendations Mobile devices, social networks sites, immediate messaging, etc. are here to stay and become even more sophisticated, seductive, and distracting. Internet addiction rate will probably increase in the future (Christakis & Moreno, 2009). Multitasking during lectures will probably become even more prevalent. Higher education Instructors might fight against such social and technological tendencies by: 300
9 Hammer, Ronen, Sharon, Lankry, Huberman, & Zamtsov Becoming more effective teachers thus better engaging their students Applying alternative (inquiry based / social constructivist) teaching methods that exploit mobile technologies (e.g., Barak et al., 2006; Demb et al., 2004; Driver, 2002; Gay et al. 2001) Using punitive tactics such as internet kill switches and/or strict and clear boundaries (Mangan, 2001; Melerdiercks, 2005; Olson, 2002; Schwartz, 2003; Young, 2006) However, we believe that such efforts are insufficient: There will always be less entertaining instructors and/or subject matter. Inquiry based strategies will not replace lecturing which is an efficient and legitimate way of teaching and learning. Punitive tactics might create increasing resistance and tensions between instructors and millennial students (Lake, 2009). It seems that facing a complex social/cultural challenge, such as the invasion of the mobile culture to campuses, must involve a systemic effort where higher education institutions (management, instructors, counselors) conduct on-going dialogue with student representatives (and students) and find ways (e.g., articulating norms, expectations, guidelines, rules) that will help higher education institutions preserve the academic tradition of respectful dialogue, vivid group discussions, high commitment to on-task concentration, and excellence in learning. Failure to preserve this tradition will turn higher education institutions into another social institution characterized and dominated by continuous partial attention. References Aboujaoude, E., Koran, L. M., Gamel, N., Large, M. D., & Serpe, R. T. (2006). Potential markers for problematic Internet use: A telephone survey of 2513 adults. CNS Spectrums, 11(10), Barak, M., Lipson, A., & Lerman, S. (2006). Wireless laptops as means for promoting active learning in large lecture halls, Journal of Research on Technology in Education 38, Baron, N. S. (2008). Always on: Language in an online and mobile world. NY: Oxford University Press. Block, J. J. (2008). Issues for DSM-V: Internet addiction. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, Bowlby, J. (1999). Attachment and loss (vol. 1, 2nd ed.): Attachment. New York: Basic Books. Brown, D. G., & Petitto, K. R. (2003). The status of ubiquitous computing. Educause Review, 38(3), Christakis, D. A, & Moreno, M. A. (2009). Trapped in the net: Will internet addiction become a 21stcentury epidemic? Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 163, Craik, F. I. M., & Lockhart, R. S. (1972). Levels of Processing: A framework for memory research. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 11, Demb, A., Erickson, D., & Hawkins-Wilding, S. (2004). The laptop alternative: Student s reactions and strategic implications. Computers and Education, 43, Driver, M. (2002). Exploring student perceptions of group interactions and class satisfaction in the webenhanced classroom. The Internet and Higher Education, 5, Festinger, L. (1957). A theory of cognitive dissonance. Evanston, IL: Row, Peterson. Frand, J. (2000). The information age mindset: Changes in students and implications for higher education. Educause Review, 35(5), Fried, C. B. (2008). In-class laptop use and its effects on student learning. Computers & Education, 50, Gay, G., Stefanone, M., Grace-Martin, M., & Hembrooke, H. (2001). The effects of wireless computing in collaborative learning environments. International Journal of Human-Computer Interactions, 13,
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11 Hammer, Ronen, Sharon, Lankry, Huberman, & Zamtsov Biographies Dr. Ronen Hammer is a faculty member at the Instructional Systems Technologies Department at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and the head of the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Tel-Hai College. His research focuses on teaching at higher education and the instructional design of interactive learning environments. Prof. Miky Ronen is the head of the Instructional Systems Technologies Department at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT). Her research focuses on the instructional design of interactive learning environments and the incorporation of technology in the teaching and learning process. Amit Sharon is a student at the Instructional Systems Technologies Department at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and is currently working as Customer Guide Pacific & Integration engineer at Orbotech. Tali Lankry is a Student at the Instructional Systems Technologies Department at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and works as an E-learning producer at the Israeli Airforce Industries. 303
12 Mobile Culture in College Lectures Yoni Hubermann is a student at the Instructional Systems Technologies Department at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and is currently working as an E-Learning producer at Time-to-Know, Inc. Victoria Zamtzov is a student at the Instructional Systems Technologies Department at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) and is currently working as an E-learning producer at Time-to-Know, Inc. 304
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