Volume 17, 2019/Issue 3–4
DOI: 10.17165/TP.2019.3-4.11

Bartal, Orsolya
Mobile Phones in Education: Rules, Norms and Values

Our society is being “computerised” (Ősz-András-Rajcsányi, 2013) and at the same time with these interchanging modern IT tools are becoming available for many levels of the society di-minishing the digital divide. The study shows the processes of the “mobile” society experienced these days, i.e. in many cases it could be a drawback not only at home within generations but at the same time in education as well. In many situations the educational institutions are struggling for/against the rules of the usage of mobile phones. They are trying to adjust the rules of the schools to this relatively new situation. This is not only a question which is waiting for solution at schools but also at home, where the norms and values of digital natives (the children) and digital immigrants (the parents) (Prensky, 2001) are hindered. Mobile devices make their users follow a new value transmission and set up new rules. It is high time to rethink our norms, values and rules. The experiences of connections and communities (Nyíri, 2010) have changed thanks to the invasion of the mobiles. The study aims to have a glimpse into the changes of society focusing on the field of education.

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