The Readiness of Applying m-learning among Saudi Arabian Students at Higher Education

Sulaiman Mohaia Almutairy, Trevor Davies, Yota Dimitriadi

Abstract


This paper presents study investigating the extent to which Saudi students understand and are familiar with mobile learning. It investigates students’ use of handheld devices and considers the daily activities for which they could be used while also evaluating m-learning in Saudi Arabia - a topic that has not yet received adequate attention from researchers. Initial data was acquired through a questionnaire carried out among 131 Saudi students at UK universities in July 2013. The study confirmed that students’ are confident using mobile devices in their daily lives and that they would welcome more opportunities of mobile learning. The findings reinforce the fact that higher education policy makers in Saudi Arabia need to consider the possibility of creating mobile learning environments at academic institutions.

Keywords


M-learning, mobile technology

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