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“Please turn ON your mobile phone” – First Impressions of Text-messaging in Lectures

Jones, M and G Marsden (2004) “Please turn ON your mobile phone” – First Impressions of Text-messaging in Lectures. In Proceedings Mobile HCI, pages 436-440, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Abstract

Previous work by Draper and Brown [3] investigated the use of specialized handsets to increase interactivity in lecture settings. Inspired by their encouraging findings we have been exploring the use of conventional mobile phones and text-messaging to allow students to communicate with the lecturer as the class proceeds. In our pilot-study, students were able to respond to MCQs and send free-text comments and questions to the lecturer via SMS. Through observations and interviews with students and lecturers, we gained useful impressions of the value of such an approach. Students enjoyed the opportunity to be more actively involved but voiced concerns about costs.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Mobile phone, text messaging,lectures, interaction
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:239
Deposited By:Maunder, AJ
Deposited On:21 October 2005