Mobile learning trends among students in Vietnam

Murphy, Angela and Midgley, Warren and Farley, Helen (2014) Mobile learning trends among students in Vietnam. In: 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014): Mobile as a Mainstream – Towards Future Challenges in Mobile Learning, 3-5 Nov 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

Mobile learning has the potential to expand access to education in developing countries. Little is known about the preferences of students in some Asian countries such as Vietnam. Some of these countries have restricted internet access and may be subject to internet censorship. A study was conducted with forty-four Masters students in Vietnam to identify informal mobile learning trends. Results indicate that although rates of ownership of mobile technologies are still low in comparison to many other countries, students do use these devices to support their studies. A third of students had access to a tablet computer, smartphone or MP3 player and many students had access to more than one device. Most students used Wi-Fi and considered internet quality to be moderate or fair. Access to high quality internet and the impact of internet censorship needs to be taken into account when developing mobile learning content for students in Vietnam.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Paper presented at: 13th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2014) Istanbul, 3-5 Nov 2014.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 06:53
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: m-learning; mobile learning; internet access; developing countries; higher education; Vietnam; internet censorship; social media
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13416-1_18
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27046

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