STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF TECHNOLOGY FACTORS AND ITS IMPACT ON BYOD-BASED LEARNING IN PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DUBAI, UAE
This study aimed to investigate students’ perception of technology factors and the impact of this perception on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) based learning of ninth grade students. The target sample size of this study involved 1,800 ninth grade students from eight private secondary schools in Dubai, UAE, where 900 students belong to the schools were BYOD has been implemented, and 900 students belong to schools were BYOD has not been implemented. The scores of Science categorised by gender were collected as quantitative data for descriptive statistical and comparative analysis. The two major findings of this study were that students’ perception of technology factors had a higher impact on students' achievements in the schools using BYOD for learning science than the schools not using BYOD, and that differences in achievement in relation to gender were higher in the BYOD schools. These research findings can be added to the BYOD body of knowledge, which can in turn help schools to implement BYOD programs effectively.
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