Perception and use of mobile phone technology for academic activities among social science education students in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State
This study focused on perception and use of mobile phone technology for academic activities among students in the Department of Social Science Education in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State. Nigeria. Two research questions were formulated. The study adopted the survey research approach. The population for the study consists of 110(one hundred and ten) students, a selfdesigned questionnaire consisting of 3 (three) sections with a reliability index of 0.85 using Cronbach Alpha. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics, mean and standard deviation, while the hypotheses were tested using t-test. The confidence level was 0.05 level of significance. Among the findings shows that the use of mobile phones has made students to stay in the comfort of their houses and discuss academic maters with their fellow students, quick learning communication and feedback take place while some use it to cheat during examination, use it during class hours and this pose as a distraction to others. Among the recommendation was that there is need to formulate policies that will guide students on negative use of mobile phones usage in restricted areas.
Keywords: Perception, Use, Mobile, Phone, Technology, Academic, Students, University