Our following paper has been published online today!
Albó, L., Hernández-Leo, D., Moreno-Oliver, V., (in press) Smartphones or laptops in the collaborative classroom? A study of video-based learning in higher education, Behaviour & Information Technology, avialable online at https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2018.1549596
Abstract: This paper explores how the use of smartphones vs. laptops influences students’ engagement, behaviour and experience watching academic videos in a collaborative classroom. Experiments were run in authentic teaching sessions with a total of 483 first-year higher education students. The methodology applied is a quasi-experimental design with post-test-only, being the independent variable, the device used to visualise the academic videos. Results indicate that the use of laptops has provided better results in terms of student’s engagement with the videos, their collaborative behaviour and satisfaction with the device. Hence, the findings of this research suggest that the type of mobile device used in activities that consider the use of videos in a collaborative class need to be carefully chosen to maximise the student’s comfortability – and in consequence, their engagement with the video-based learning activity and their positive behaviour and experience within the collaborative context.
KEYWORDS: Video-based learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, higher education, human–computer interaction, smartphones, laptops