Mobile learning anytime, anywhere: what are our students doing?

Murphy, Angela and Farley, Helen and Lane, Michael and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Carter, Brad (2013) Mobile learning anytime, anywhere: what are our students doing? In: 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2013): Information Systems: Transforming the Future, 4-6 Dec 2013, Melbourne, Australia.

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Recent developments in mobile technologies have provided unique opportunities for learning and teaching. This paper reports on recent research undertaken at a regional Australian university in order to understand how higher education students are using mobile devices to support their learning. A survey instrument was developed and deployed and the data collected analysed quantitatively. Upon analysis, these data demonstrate that students are predominantly using laptop computers to support their learning, but their use of smart phones and tablets are also used for a number of specific learning activities. Further analysis indicates that in spite of the limitations in the formal university infrastructure, many students would like to use their mobile devices for formal learning as well as informal learning.

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Additional Information: Angela Murphy, Helen Farley, Michael Lane, Abdul Hafeez-Baig & Brad Carter © 2013. The authors assign to ACIS and educational and non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 02:51
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 04:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile learning; m-learning; smart technologies; student usage; higher education
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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