The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of an alternative form of assessment employing new technology, such as smartphones and Facebook which are two modern tools that are rapidly increasing in popularity and application in the business environment. This paper adopts an experimental approach to examine whether these technologies could not only provide students with relevant skills but also increase their learning experience. Eleven out of the 12 students reported that the use of smartphones and Facebook increased their motivation, independent learning and sense of responsibility. The implications from this paper are that integrating new technologies into assessment was beneficial to students who had experience with the new technology, however, not all students were capable of using the technology and this requires further work when implementing new technology.
Smartphones, Assessment, Student experience, Social media
Backer, E. (2010). Using smartphones and Facebook in a major assessment: The student experience. E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching, 4, 19-31.
|Links to Article||http://www.ejbest.org/images/PDF/eJBEST_Backer%202010%204(1).pdf|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|In Publication||e-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching|
|Type of Research||Qualitative|
|Intervention/Areas of Study||Social media|
|Level of Analysis||Student-level|
|Specific Populations Examined||Undergraduates|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest|
|Specific Course or Program Characteristics|
|Outcome Variables of Interest||Satisfaction|
|Student Sample Size||0-99|