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ERIC Number: EJ1122166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-4820
The Effect of Students' Subject Discipline on Their m-Learning Application Preferences
Delialioglu, Ömer; Alioon, Yasaman
Interactive Learning Environments, v24 n8 p1957-1966 2016
The effect of students' subject discipline on their preferences toward m-learning applications was investigated by using a mixed-method research design. A questionnaire on students' preferences of m-learning application features was used to collect data from 181 undergraduate students. One-way analysis of variance found a significant difference among perceptions of students from different subject disciplines related to the "collaboration" and "learning" features. Follow-up interviews were carried out to further investigate students' perceptions. Content analysis revealed that "availability" and "ease of use" were the most preferred features, and "collaboration" and "entertaining" were the least preferred ones. Interview results related to universities' readiness for m-learning were categorized into (i) universities' infrastructures, (ii) instructors' skills and (iii) students' skills for m-learning. Students indicated their universities' infrastructures as "moderately ready" for m-learning. They ranked their instructors' skills as "low". However, students assessed their own skills as "moderate" for utilizing m-learning in their respective universities.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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