A Preliminary Investigation of Malaysian Student’s Daily Use of Mobile Devices as Potential Tools for STEM in a Local University Context

Shamsul Arrieya Ariffin, Salman Firdaus Sidek, Mohd Fadhil Harfiez Mutalib

Abstract


Mobile learning is a fairly new approach to the educational paradigm where learning is concerned.  The usage of mobile learning may also be extended to various fields including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).   As Malaysia is lagging behind in STEM, this research is conducted to study preliminary information concerning mobile learning in a local university context, particularly, STEM. The method for this research is a descriptive survey. The results indicate that students already have some skills in using mobile phones, particularly multimedia skills, which can be applied to STEM.


Keywords


STEM, mobile learning, mobile devices, education

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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