Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Changing Attitudes Toward Technology: A Multi-Institutional Study on Student Perceptions of Mobile Apps Replacing Textbooks Before and After App Use
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / School-Based Practice / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Changing Attitudes Toward Technology: A Multi-Institutional Study on Student Perceptions of Mobile Apps Replacing Textbooks Before and After App Use
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505082. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1021
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505082. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1021
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This report will discuss multi-institutional data regarding student perceptions on the use of a mobile app as a required textbook before and after use. Outcomes reveal that student preference for using a mobile app over a traditional textbook improve significantly after exposure in a lab setting. When introducing new technologies, it is important to acknowledge how lack of experience can affect student preconceived notions and how attitudes can be altered after exposure within a classroom.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amanda Giles

Additional Authors and Speakers: Orli Weisser-Pike