Investigating Students' Perceptions on Mobile Learning Services

Mohammed Amin Almaiah, Masita Abdul Jalil

Abstract


M-learning is a form of learning, which has similarities and differences with the electronic learning (e-learning). It is mainly based on the use of the mobile wireless technologies that allow for learners to easily access learning materials anytime he desires and anywhere, whether on campus or off campus. Therefore, this creates a new flexible learning environment in the context of different learning settings. Students' perception of such technology is one of the most important factors for successful adoption of m-learning in the higher education environment. This study is conducted to investigate the perceptions of students in University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) to move towards applying m-learning in their studies by using their mobile devices and to explore their expectations on mobile learning services. A total number of 91 undergraduate students majoring in computer science participated in the study. The findings show that the students have positive perception towards mobile learning and would like to use their mobile devices for both learning and administrative services.

Keywords


Mobile learning (M-learning); Electronic learning (E-learning); mobile wireless; students’ perceptions.

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