The Nature of Technology Consumption among School Children in Lower Northern Thailand

Authors

  • Hsu Mon Pyae Nang Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4822-4674
  • Antony Harfield Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v13i05.10309

Keywords:

technology, mobile, Thailand

Abstract


The use of mobile computational devices among school children is increasing in developing countries. In order to clarify the trends of consuming technological devices, a survey study was carried out with 4,231 students across from the lower northern part of Thailand at Science Fair in Naresuan University between 2014 and 2017. The key findings illustrate smartphone usage is dramatically increasing while PCs and tablets usage is not stable in each year. It is becoming an essential technological device to access for the various purposes in their daily activities. Nonetheless, PCs is still heavily using as teaching aid material at school even students are more likely to access the portable computational devices such as tablets and smartphones than PCs. The breakdown study presents male and female students love to play games on all kinds of mobile devices. The evidences demonstrate mobile consumption amongst Thai school children is shifting towards positive and negative sides. Therefore, the constructive manner of technology consumptions might be varied on some influence factors such as individual knowledge, educational policy, parental controls and teachers’ attitudes towards using mobile devices at class.

Author Biographies

Hsu Mon Pyae Nang, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand.

Author was graduated from University of Computer Studies in Yangon and specialized in Computer Science, 2009. Meanwhile, I got Diploma in English from South East Asia Ministry of Education Organization (SEAMEO CHAT). I was achieved Master of Science in Information System from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2012. I worked at IT administrator at Intertek Singapore Technical Center and as a communication teacher at Naresuan University Demonstration Secondary School in Thailand.

Currently, I am pursuing to accomplish my Ph.D in evaluating tablet-based educational games for primary school children in Thailand. Besides, I am working as a Lead AR/VR gamification team at 360ed, Yangon, Myanmar.

Antony Harfield, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Lecturer (Ph.D)

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Published

2019-05-21

How to Cite

Nang, H. M. P., & Harfield, A. (2019). The Nature of Technology Consumption among School Children in Lower Northern Thailand. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), 13(05), pp. 137–146. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v13i05.10309

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Short Papers