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Academics’ Awareness towards Mobile Learning in Oman

Al-Emran, Mostafa and Shaalan, Khaled (2017) Academics’ Awareness towards Mobile Learning in Oman. International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems, 6 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2210-142X

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Abstract

Mobile Learning (M-Learning) witnessed a booming evolution contributed to the evolvement of learning within the higher educational settings. M-Learning enhances the collaboration between the educators and their students on anytime anywhere settings. Attitudes towards the utilization of M-Learning help the decision makers in building the required infrastructure. Our literature review indicated that there are very few studies that address the issue of educators’ awareness towards M-Learning which is a very significant factor for the success of smart education. In this study, a questionnaire survey has been administrated at Al Buraimi University College, Oman in order to examine the educators’ awareness and attitudes towards the utilization of M-Learning. Findings revealed that female instructors were more positive than males towards the utilization of M-Learning. Moreover, results revealed that academics who indicated that mobile technology is an effective tool in education were highly optimistic towards the utilization of M-Learning than those who were not. Nevertheless, results were not pointed any significant differences with regard to the academics’ perceptions towards the utilization of M-Learning in relation to age and academic qualifications factors, showing that M-learning can be embraced by all academics irrespective of the age and qualifications factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational technology; Mobile learning; Academics; Awareness
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Siti Nur Sahidah Ahmad
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 02:11
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 02:11
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/17100
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