Social-cultural Practices of College Students: The Usage of Mobile Devices in the Classroom Environment
Ivana Maria Schnitman, Ed.D.

One of the cultural signs of the contemporaneity is the intense relationship between youth and their mobile devices. In this context, mobile technologies, specially, notebooks and smart phones are used not just as a communication artifact, but as a space to mediate the face-to-face and virtual realities. This article intends to investigate the role those devices, considering their different uses have on college students learning experience within the classroom. The research examines in what sense student’s behavior is changing by analyzing the relationship among different uses of mobile devices and student’s learning habits inside the classroom.

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