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A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Language Used in the Mobile Phone by the Students of Social Sciences in Higher Institutions of the Punjab
AbstractThe objectives of our study are to find out how teachers and students deal with this issue in Higher Education Institutions of Punjab, Pakistan. We are trying to justify our assumption that classroom teachers, especially teachers who do not have smartphones, have questions about mobile phones. We address ibid problem, a survey methodology was adopted, data were collected through online interviews with 250 college students and 30 teachers in nine Punjab divisions of Pakistan. Results shows that 70% students used smartphone for entertainment and 30% teachers respectively while 45% teachers used mobile phone for education. Teachers and students used mobile phones during class for information gathering, file sharing, searching educational material and online lectures. Research recommended that Higher Educational Institutions are required to use handheld devices to enhance academic and curriculum activities to cope new challenges.
- Ashiq Hussain
- Director Public Instruction (Colleges), Higher Education Department, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Asma Amanat
- Assistant Professor, Department of Urdu, Govt. Islamia Graduate College for Women, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan