An exploratory study to identify the determinants of the wireless handheld devices in higher education: a case of USQ

Hafeez-Baig, Abdul (2007) An exploratory study to identify the determinants of the wireless handheld devices in higher education: a case of USQ. In: ED-MEDIA 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007, 25-29 June 2007, Vancouver, Canada.


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[Introduction]: The use of wireless technology is well established in many industries. In the recent years the implication and possibilities of wireless technology in the teaching and training environment has attracted researcher intention. Future of m-learning is evolving very rapidly and the future is very promising. In order to remain competitive tertiary institutions need to exploit the opportunities from the developments in the information technology and use innovative ways to serve their customers. Remote learning is not a new thing for the education environment as students prefers to study in the external mode and wireless technology had the potential to add value not only to the on-campus student but also to the external students as well. Features of wireless technology such as flexibility, mobility, information on demand and portability have attracted the attention of researchers and the application developers in the education environment. For example, students can use the hand held device to enrich the existing learning experience by real-time interactive learning. It is also anticipated use of handheld devices will not only help the ways students will learn it will also increase the prospect of future learning and teaching strategies.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2008 01:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: education systems, adoption of wireless, PDAs, m-learning, Wireless in education, adoption of wireless, technology base teaching
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
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications

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