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ERIC Number: ED505940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Students' Attitudes and Perceptions towards the Effectiveness of Mobile Learning in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Al-Fahad, Fahad N.
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET v8 n2 article 10 Apr 2009
The main aim of this research study is to better understand and measure students' attitudes and perceptions towards the effectiveness of mobile learning. This paper reports on the results of a survey of one hundred eighty six undergraduate female students at King Saud University about their attitude and perception to the use of mobile technology in education. An analysis of the quantitative survey findings is presented focusing on the ramification for mobile-learning (m-learning) practices in university learning and teaching environments. The author has attempted to determine how this technology can be optimally used to improve student retention at Bachelor of Art and Medicine programmed at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Result of this survey clearly indicate that offering mobile learning could be our method for improving retention of B.A ,and M.D. students, by enhancing their teaching/learning. The biggest advantage of this technology is that it can be used anywhere, anytime and adopt their mobile learning systems with the aim of improving communication and enriching students' learning experiences in their open and distance learning. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia