Nipissing studies use of smartphones in education settings

April 27, 2011

Nipissing University researchers are conducting a multi-phase study in which 14 teaching candidates taking a technology option course used BlackBerry smartphones in their education course. In the study's first phase, student-teachers received training and explored teaching/learning applications of the smartphone. In the second phase, participants will use the Blackberrys in real-life teaching scenarios as part of the practicum requirements. One of the researchers says the participating student-teachers have already identified a number of possible advantages to using Blackberrys in their classrooms, such as keeping students up to date with due dates, schedules, and other assignments. Nipissing News Release