Academic Activity of Students and Smartphone: A Study with Reference to College Students of Udupi Area of Karnataka
Nowadays, smart phones have become a part of every person’s life. People around the world have adopted this new and exciting technology as one of the most important required facilities in their everyday life. A variety of smart phones applications, available to be used in a wider range of usage situations. It is no doubt a smart phone is a new gadget that can change people’s lives while focusing on the usage of mobile phone applications and its impact on teaching and learning within a unique population. The purpose of this study is to investigate the smart phones use for academic purposes by students studying in graduate and post graduate classes and its outcome. The study is based on primary as well as secondary data sources. The primary data are collected by conducting field surveys in colleges in Udupi taluk of Karnataka. To collect the data wellstructured questionnaire was circulated among the student of the colleges. Totally more than 150 students are included in the sample size. Analysis is made by using some statical tools. The findings of the study are, students have used smart phones extensively as a means of knowledge sharing tool, teaching, learning etc. But study found, despite the benefits of smart phone use, students have been negatively affected by smart phone like over use of smart phone to time pass, spreading rumors etc. However,the study concluded that use of smart phones to college students is really a blessings rather than curse.
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