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ERIC Number: EJ986869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2042-7530
Mobile Phone Applications in the University Classroom: Perceptions of Undergraduate Students in Jordan
Ashour, Rateb; Alzghool, Haneen; Iyadat, Yousef; Abu-Alruz, Jamal
E-Learning and Digital Media, v9 n4 p419-425 2012
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the level of mobile phone applications in university classrooms in Jordan. A sample of 313 undergraduate students participated in the study by completing the researchers' designed questionnaire, which is composed of 13 items. The results of the study indicate that participants perceived a high level of mobile phone use for five items, a moderate level of use for five items, and a low level of use for three items. Overall, the students under study used mobile phones mainly to exchange education-related messages and academic files with classmates, search the Internet and library databases for academic materials, and hold discussions with classmates about missed lectures. Moreover, based on a t-test, significant differences were not found in the students' perceptions based on gender. The study ends by offering a number of recommendations for the field of study. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan