Selected influences on students' uses of wireless handheld devices: an Iranian exploratory case study

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj and Nazemi, Shamsodin and De George-Walker, Linda and Danaher, P. A. (2010) Selected influences on students' uses of wireless handheld devices: an Iranian exploratory case study. In: Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010, 17-20 May 2010, Penang, Malaysia.


This study explores students' uses of wireless handheld devices such as handheld PCs, PDAs and smart phones by investigating the relationship between their performance and specific variables. A survey approach was adopted to record the views of selected Iranian university students. A total of 300 survey questionnaires was distributed and 150 usable responses were analysed through a regression analysis to explore the relationship between the dependent and independent variables. The objective of the study is to understand the phenomenon of using wireless handheld devices in higher education. The results of the study indicate that facilitating conditions, usability, and behaviour and attitude of the user have a direct relationship to the performance of wireless handheld devices in higher education settings. The study also found that facilitating conditions and attitude have a strong influence on the performance of those devices in those settings.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Permanent restricted access to Published version, due to publisher's copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Abdul Hafeez-Baig
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 06:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: m-learning; wireless; PDA's
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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