A study of consequences of students' use of technology in classroom: a case of Philipines
The purpose of this paper is to study the unintended consequences of use of technology in classroom in the context of Philippines. This research investigated the consequences of the use of technology during classroom activities when the students are expected to do class work and attend to their work in the college. The students sample consisted of 221 students from different colleges in Caraga region of Philippines. It was observed that students regarded positive consequences of use of technology to be more than negative consequences. The most observed positive consequences were instant messaging through chatting, lesson enquiry about assignments, sending and receiving e-mails, research through surfing the net including data gathering by downloading mes and sharing cultural eXlJeriences with others through internet. Among the negative consequences listed by students were accessing social websites like face book, twitter etc. during class work, playing games, playing music, answering and returning calls and downloading and using copyrighted material. It was further observed that incidence of positive and negative consequences varied with the use of technology (computer with internet, laptop with internet and mobile with internet). It is concluded that most students in Philippines are likely to use technology in class room for the purpose of positive consequences supporting the view that use of technology helps in enhancing learning related activities in class room.