Impact of Traditional Education and Tablet-Assisted Education on Students: A Comparative Analysis
Banu Numan Uyal 1, Elif Binboğa Yel 1, Orhan Korhan 2 *
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1 Cyprus International University, Lefkosa, CYPRUS
2 Industrial Engineering Department, Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimagusa, CYPRUS
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Abstract

With the recent technological advances, there is a shift from traditional education to tablet-assisted learning environment. This study compares the problems experienced by students in traditional education and tablet-assisted educational activities. The impact of traditional education on students has been discussed by a comprehensive analysis of the literature. The findings showed that the physical discomforts due to tablet-use are intensively experienced at neck, upper back, lower back, and shoulder regions, which are very similar to those experienced in traditional education. Reading and writing activities have impact on the shoulders, upper back, and the left upper arm. The developed risk assessment model has shown that both educational and extra-curricular activities result in significant risk factors of physical discomfort. Analysis of the muscular activity data implied that there were significant differences among muscle groups for each respondent, which validates and verifies our risk assessment model.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/ejmste/79045

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017 - Volume 13 Issue 11, pp. 7205-7213

Publication date: 24 Oct 2017

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