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Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

Which Computing-Related Conceptions do Learners Have About the Design and Operation of Smartphones? Results of an Interview Study

Author(s):
Brinda, T.; Braun, F.
Editor:
Barendsen, E.; Hubwieser, P
Title of Anthology:
Proceedings of the 12th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education (WIPSCE 2017), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 8-10 November 2017
pages:
73-81
Publisher:
ACM Press
Location(s):
New York
Publication Date:
2017
Language:
Englisch
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
doi:10.1145/3137065.3137075
Link to complete version:
https://www.ddi.wiwi.uni-due.de/forschung/publikationen/acm/#brinda-braun-2017
Citation:
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Abstract

Smartphones have had a rapid rise. From the first affordable mobile phones to modern high-tech devices, they have become ever more complex and increasingly popular. In 2016, almost 100% of the 12 to 19 years-old youths in Germany owned a smartphone and used it regularly. Considering their large impact on adolescents' lives, smartphones are uniquely suited to be analyzed as examples of socio-technical computing systems in secondary computing education. Moreover, they play an increasing role in digital media education in all school subjects. There is however, among other things, a lack of scientific work covering learners' conceptions of smartphones needed for learner-centered computing education with and about smartphones. This article describes an explorative study that investigated secondary school learners' conceptions in the context of smartphones. A first overview of existing conceptions regarding selected aspects of smartphones was derived from eight semi-structured interviews.