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

Murphy, Angela and Farley, Helen and Lane, Michael and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Carter, Brad (2014) Mobile learning anytime, anywhere: what are our students doing? Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 18 (3). pp. 331-345. ISSN 1449-8618

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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: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 02:37
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 04:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile learning; m-learning; smart technologies; student usage; higher education
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010406 Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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