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A SURVEY OF THE USE OF SMARTPHONE FOR ACADEMIC WORKS

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Mar 16, 2020 No Comments ›› OpenBook

ABSTRACT

Smartphone devices are potential avenues for reviewing instructional materials, an invaluable resource for immediate feedback and other education purposes. This study investigated a survey of the use of Smartphone by students of Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was used. From a population of 25,000  students, a sample of 394 students was drawn using Taro Yamene Formula. Questionnaire was used as data collection instrument and data collected was analyzed using frequency count, percentage and mean statistics. The study revealed high level of awareness and use of smartphones by students for their academic works. Result also shows smartphones has made tremendous impact on their education most especially with High Speed Browsing, Saves time and money going to cybercafé/college library, Easy and fast internet access. High risk of radiation when using smartphone, Operational  difficulties, high rate of internet subscription, were identified as the major problems they encountered in using smartphones. The study recommended the need for  management to collaborate with IT companies to develop smartphones capable of supporting their seeking of information which improve students’ academic performance. Furthermore, management should collaborate with network service providers to reduce cost of internet subscription to students that will encourage continues use of smartphone to support their seeking of information.

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