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ERIC Number: ED556632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 291
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3037-2854-9
An Exploration and Evaluation of the Attitudes and Perceptions of Students toward Use of Mobile Technology in Higher Education in the Kingdom of Jordan
Allathkani, Mahmoud A.
ProQuest LLC, D.C.S. Dissertation, Colorado Technical University
Despite the growth and use of mobile internet devices in many parts of the world, including the US, UK, and other countries, Jordanian universities have remained resistant regarding adoption of such technology. Many reasons exist behind this specific resistance in implementing mobile learning technology: cost of the devices, distractibility caused by the devices in learning environments, as well as safety, security, and privacy. Since technology has become a pivotal aspect of learning in today's world, it is crucial for students and universities to realize the importance of implementing mobile technology in the field of education, as it will help them in meeting the international standard of education. Mobile learning (m learning) in fact extends the reach of education in many part of the world, not only to all social-economic levels but also in a manner unconstrained of location and time, thus signifying the new opportunity for further development in the education industry. Nonetheless, there is still lack of sufficient understanding regarding the factors affecting acceptance of mobile learning. Based on information systems and mobile commerce acceptance, this research study developed an integrated model to predict the acceptance of mobile learning by the higher education students of Jordan, with the hope this model will provide a framework for future research and serve as a research basis for future surveys and analysis of data gathered by future researchers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan