Factors that may contribute to the establishment of mobile learning in institutions â?? Results from a Survey

Olaf Zawacki-Richter, Tom Brown, Rhena Delport

Abstract


This paper reports on a survey investigating the role that differences in expectations and perceptions of mobile learning and mobile devices play in establishing mobile learning at an educational institution. Responses from institutions with no institutional plans for mobile learning and others that do plan or currently have developed mobile learning programmes were compared. Various factors that may contribute to the establishment of mobile learning in educational institutions were therefore also investigated. These factors include, amongst other, expectations concerning the impact of mobile technologies on teaching and learning, and perceptions concerning mobile learning applications and mobile learning activities.

Keywords


distance education, education innovation, mobile learning, mLearning, mobile devices.

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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