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ERIC Number: EJ859492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Role of Mobile Technology in Promoting Campus-Wide Learning Environment
Hussain, Irshad; Adeeb, Muhammad Aslam
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v8 n3 p48-56 Jul 2009
The present study examines the role of mobile technology in promoting campus-wide learning environment. Its main objectives were to a) evaluate the role of mobile technology in higher education in terms of its i). appropriateness ii). flexibility iii). Interactivity, & iv). availability & usefulness and to b). identify the problems of students with mobile technology. The population of the study consisted of all the Ph.D scholars (N= 83) and faculty (N=10) of the Department of Education, International Islamic University, Islamabad. The samples of the study comprised of 100% of both the populations. The study was descriptive in nature, therefore survey approach was considered appropriate. The researchers used questionnaires as research tools developed on five point rating (likert) scale to collect the data from the respondents (students and faculty respectively). The researchers personally administered the finalized research tools (through pilot testing) to the respondents to collect the data. The data collected was analyzed through applying the mean score and percentage and main findings were (i) 92% of the respondents (students and faculty) were of the opinion that mobile technology is appropriate for effective communication and interaction (ii). 94% of the respondents ((students and faculty) were of the view that mobile technology promotes flexible interactive learning environment (iii). 93% of the respondents (students) supported that they do face problems with technology. Keeping in view these findings, it was concluded that mobile technology is appropriate for research and education throughout the campus as it promotes effective interaction among faculty and scholars. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan