May 20, 2022

Research Article: Mobile: “Exploring How Smartphones Supports Students’ Lives”


Exploring How Smartphones Supports Students’ Lives


Kamal K. Hingorani
Alabama State University

Donald Woodard
Alabama State University

Nasrin Askari-Danesh
Alabama State University


Issues in Information Systems
Vol. 13 No. 2 (2012)


Smartphone usage in the US has exploded, jumping from just 18% in the third quarter of 2009 to 44% during the third quarter of 2011. Smartphones today have features that are comparable to an average computer, and this hand-held mobile device can engage students in far more dynamic ways than a laptop or tablet computer. This study explores the penetration of smartphones among college students and how smartphones are being used by them.

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