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Use of mobile apps for teaching and research - implications for digital literacy

Abstract
This paper reports on the results of an online survey about mobile application (app) use for academic purposes, i.e. teaching and research, by Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and academic staff at one of the eight New Zealand universities. Two thirds of the 138 respondents reported they used apps for academic purposes. In teaching, apps were reported to be used as a means to push information to students. In research, apps appeared to be used to self-organise, collaborate with colleagues, store information, and to stay current with research. This paper presents the survey results and discusses implications for personal information management in education context and opportunities for university library services.
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Hinze A., Vanderschantz N., Timpany C., Saravani SJ., Cunningham S.J., Wilkinson C. (2017) Use of Mobile Apps for Teaching and Research – Implications for Digital Literacy. In: Choemprayong S., Crestani F., Cunningham S. (eds) Digital Libraries: Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives. ICADL 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10647. Springer, Cham.
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2017
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Springer
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© 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.This is the author's accepted version. The final publication is available at Springer via dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70232-2_15