• The Influence of Smartphone Over-dependence on the Recall of Basic Mathematics among Mathematics Education Students in a Nigerian University

    Author(s):
    Joshua Abah (see profile) , Abel Okoh Agbo-Egwu, Paul Igber Anyagh
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Digital technologies, Social psychology, Higher education, Mathematics, Memory studies, Memory
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Mathematics Education, Digital Amnesia, Memory Augmentation, Mathematics Prowess
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69C6S06D
    Abstract:
    The results of the study reveal that processes of human memory are adapting to the advent of digital technology, with students displaying low recall of foundational facts and high impatience to quickly rush to the internet in quest of information previously memorized. The findings points to the fact that true mathematical prowess in the current age is only achievable through the conscious effort of the learner in internalizing basic mathematical concepts and regular practice of learnt facts.
    Notes:
    An unintended outcome of technology integration in mathematics education is the growing dependence among students on the internet as a source of information previously committed to memory. This study employs a simple survey to determine how the ubiquity of smart phones among mathematics education students influence their ability to recall basic mathematics concepts.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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