Survey of Students' Technology Use for Time Management

Rebenich, Till, Gravell, Andrew and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2010) Survey of Students' Technology Use for Time Management. In, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications 2010, Toronto, Canada, 28 Jun - 02 Jul 2010.

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We present the results of a survey conducted at the University of Southampton in September 2009. All students in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) were asked to fill in an on-line questionnaire comprising 11 items about (mobile) devices, technologies, calendaring applications and their features, and strategies they use for managing their study time. The questionnaire was answered by 137 students. The results show that all participants own at least one mobile device and that about 76% carry a web-enabled device on campus. The most used calendaring applications for study planning are mobile phone calendaring software, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook. Feature-wise, appointments and reminders are preferred over tasks. Students’ time management practices are very diverse, and a wide range of different technologies is used. Those who reported poor time management use more calendaring software features with a higher frequency. They also think that existing calendaring software lacks features for study planning. Furthermore, students using software for time management make less use of guessing for time-on-task estimation. It is hoped that the survey results can be used as the basis for a system addressing the special requirements of time management for learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 28 June 2010 - 2 July 2010
Keywords: devices, technology, time management, learning
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 270912
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28 June 2010Published
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2010 19:23
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:17
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