The Usage and Significance of Internet Enabled Mobile Phones on Academic Concentration of Tertiary Institutions’ Students

Sulaimon Mutiu O, Adewunmi Olusola, Mabosanyinje A


In modern classrooms, instructors face many challenges as they compete for students’ attention among a variety of communication stimuli. Rapid growth of mobile computing, including smart phones and tablets, presents a double-edged problem: along with previously unimaginable access to information come previously unforeseen distractions. Of wide concern to many instructors is the potential distraction caused by students using their mobile devices to text, play games, check Facebook, tweet, or engage in other activities available to them in a rapidly evolving digital terrain. The usage of internet enabled mobile phones is a 21st century experience which covers various operations. This study examines the usage and significance of internet enabled mobile phones on the academic concentration of tertiary institutions’ students using Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Nigeria as a case study. The study was carried out in order to understand and bring to fore whether students’ academic concentration is significantly affected due to the usage of internet enabled mobile phones, which has a general perception as a medium of distractions to students. The retrieval of the information gotten from this study was done with structured questionnaire administered to 500 randomly selected students to obtain their personal opinions. The analysis of the students’ perception shows that internet enabled mobile phones usage have significant effect on the academic concentration of tertiary institutions’ students.

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