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The Positive Impact of American Expatriate Educators’ Smartphone Usage and the Maintenance of Native Culture Communal Ties PROCEEDING

, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Washington, DC ISBN 978-1-939797-29-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Smartphone technologies have changed the way American expatriate educators (AEEs) employed at international schools maintain contact with their support network and community in the United States. This study analyzed three factors: AEE interest in the maintenance of native culture communal ties (NCCT), frequency of smartphone usage to fulfill this role, and its perceived effectiveness. Results show the majority of AEEs are interested in the preservation of these ties, use their smartphone more than five times per week to communicate with people at home, and overwhelmingly perceive their smartphone to be either moderately or extremely effective. A total of 369 responses from 78 countries level revealed statistically significant positive relationships between level of interest in NCCT and frequency of use as well as frequency of use and perceived smartphone effectiveness.

Citation

Kormos, E. (2017). The Positive Impact of American Expatriate Educators’ Smartphone Usage and the Maintenance of Native Culture Communal Ties. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2017 (pp. 1264-1269). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2017 from .

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