Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


This senior capstone research project is to examine the effects of mobile technology on students in the classroom. Studies pointed out that students cannot afford to purchase the mobile devices that are being used in the classroom today. Other factors that prevent students from fully participating in classroom activities also involve their inability to comprehend the course materials. Students want to learn from their teachers and rather than from a mobile device. Through the use of literature review, survey with teachers and students, mobile technology could help students access their classwork from anywhere should reliable internet is available. The results indicate that learning how to use mobile technology at a young age will help students become better users. However, mobile technology should be optional in the classroom. It is also recommended that the time spent on mobile technology should be reduced.