Assessing the effectiveness of smartphones in education: A Meta-analysis of recent studies

Artur G. Ibragimov 1 * , Vagiz G. Gimaliev 2, Elena G. Khrisanova 3, Natalia S. Aleksandrova 4, Leyla B. Omarova 5, Andrey G. Bakiev 6
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1 PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal Process and Criminalistics, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, RUSSIA
2 Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages №2, Chuvash State University, Cheboksary, RUSSIA
3 Doctor of Education, Professor, Head of the Department of Humanities, I.Y. Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University, Cheboksary, RUSSIA
4 Doctor of Education, Professor of the Department of Pedagogics and Technology of Preschool and Primary Education, Vyatka State University, Kirov, RUSSIA
5 PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, RUSSIA
6 Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguodidactics and Translation Studies, Bashkir State University, Ufa, RUSSIA
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 13, Issue 2, Article No: e202310. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/12877
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The usage of mobile devices is increasing in frequency and scope. The percentage of students who use smartphones is quite high, in particular among those attending institutions of higher education. Like they would with any other technology, educators are doing research on the efficacy of using smartphones in the classroom. Studies have been conducted on the efficacy of using smartphones in face-to-face education as well as in the process of distant education, which has grown more common as a direct result of COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to do a meta-analysis of the data from previous experimental studies that looked at how well smartphones have been used over the past five years. The total effect size that has been calculated is 3.73. Since p = 0.05, this effect's size is statistically important. This finding has a big effect, as can be seen. For each study, an effect size calculation was done based on Hedges' g. The size of the effect is between -8 and 25.70.

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Ibragimov, A. G., Gimaliev, V. G., Khrisanova, E. G., Aleksandrova, N. S., Omarova, L. B., & Bakiev, A. G. (2023). Assessing the effectiveness of smartphones in education: A Meta-analysis of recent studies. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 13(2), e202310. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/12877

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