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ERIC Number: EJ1133019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Investigating Students' Self-Efficacy and Attitudes towards the Use of Mobile Learning
Yorganci, Serpil
Journal of Education and Practice, v8 n6 p181-185 2017
Nowadays, mobile learning (m-learning) presents new and powerful opportunities for effective teaching and learning. Two significant factors that serve in understanding if students accept m-learning technology are self-efficacy and attitudes towards m-learning usage. For this purpose, the present study investigated vocational college students' self-efficacy and attitudes towards the use of m-learning. The study also examined how some core factors, including gender, prior mobile learning experience and academic major have played a role in students' self-efficacy and attitudes towards using m-learning. Researcher used two surveys that was completed by a sample of students at the Erzurum Vocational School, Ataturk University. The first scale, Computer Self-Efficacy Measure (CEM), was adapted Compeau and Higgins (1995) modified specifically in regards to mobile learning context. The second scale, m-learning attitudes scale, was adapted Al-Emran, Elsherif, and Shaalan (2015). The results revealed that students' level of self-efficacy, in general, had moderate and the majority of students had positive attitudes towards using m-learning. Statistically significant differences in students' self-efficacy towards m-learning based on prior mobile learning experience and academic major were found. Gender differences existed only in the students' attitudes, with the male students having more positive perspectives towards m-learning usage than the female students.
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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: Turkey
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