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ERIC Number: EJ1030550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Preservice Teachers' Perceptions about Using Mobile Phones and Laptops in Education as Mobile Learning Tools
Sad, Süleyman Nihat; Göktas, Özlem
British Journal of Educational Technology, v45 n4 p606-618 Jul 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate preservice teachers' perceptions about using m-phones and laptops in education as mobile learning tools. A total of 1087 preservice teachers participated in the study. The results indicated that preservice teachers perceived laptops potentially stronger than m-phones as m-learning tools. In terms of limitations the situation was balanced for laptops and m-phones. Generally, the attitudes towards using laptops in education were not exceedingly positive but significantly more positive than m-phones. It was also found that such variables as program/department, grade, gender and possessing a laptop are neutral in causing a practically significant difference in preservice teachers' views. The results imply an urgent need to grow awareness among participating student teachers towards the concept of m-learning, especially m-learning through m-phones.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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