Students' Attitudes in Colleges of Education at the Jordanian Universities towards Mobile Phone Usage in University Education

Khalid Yousef Qudah, Jebreen A Hussain, Reem Al Matari

Abstract


The aim of this study was to investigate the students' attitudes in the colleges of education at the Jordanian universities toward the use of mobile phones in education, according to the University which is attended by the student, gender, and academic level of the student. The study sample consisted of (363) students selected randomly cluster from the colleges of education at the Jordanian universities: The Hashemite University, Yarmouk and University of Jordan for the academic year 2010-2011. The instrument was a questionnaire developed by the researchers. The results showed that the percentage of students who indicated positive attitudes towards mobile phone use in university education is high. The results also showed that there were significant differences in the attitudes of students of the colleges of education in Jordanian universities towards mobile phone use in university education attributed to the variable of the university and in favor of the Hashemite University. The results showed no significant differences in students' attitudes toward mobile phone use in university education attributed to gender. Findings also revealed that there presence of statistically significant differences in students' attitudes toward mobile phone use in university education attributed to the variable of academic level in favor of master degree students.

Keywords


Mobile Phone,Mobile Phone usage, Students' Attitudes,

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