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Page: 5678 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1839

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

UAE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING

G. Al Murshidi, A. Al Zaabi, A. Abdel Jalil, M. Abdel Aziz, M. Chiekhi

United Arab Emirates University (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
The following study explores the major advantages and the challenges that the students had experienced due to the introduction of Mobile Learning in their courses. Based on surveys and interviews conducted to nearly 400 students, a qualitative method was used to analyze responses from participants who responded to some closed ended and to some open ended questions especially in terms of their experience for involving the use of the technological devices for the purpose of their education. The results of these methods revealed that the majority of students indicated that they were able to study with the help of these devices during anytime and anyplace which enabled them to meet any deadlines they had for their tasks much faster than without using such technological devices. Apart from this, students indicated that they faced some difficulties in terms of access to networks in most places due to their most work required some sort of network connection in order to complete them. The survey showed that the majority students faced the challenge of distraction due to using such devices during classroom lectures that made them to engage in other works rather than using them for their classroom works. Majority of the students preferred to have devices with larger storage capacity with the capability to open any file that are required which are not existed in most of the devices. However, the interviews results indicated that the battery life of such devices prevented the students to carry on with their works that they were engaged in especially during the times of quizzes and the presentations in which such devices play an important role. The interview of the students revealed that writing mail and submitting their works directly with help of emails had helped them a lot in completing their works. Apart from this, lack of knowledge in terms of using such devices affected most of the students by decreasing their motivation to work with such technological devices. Furthermore, analysis revealed that the majority of the students preferred to get engaged in such kind of mobile learning in order to increase their opportunities for a job in the job market which is required by different fields of education and work.
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author = {Al Murshidi, G. and Al Zaabi, A. and Abdel Jalil, A. and Abdel Aziz, M. and Chiekhi, M.},
title = {UAE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-8491-2},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2017.1839},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2017.1839},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {6-8 March, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {5678}}
TY - CONF
AU - G. Al Murshidi AU - A. Al Zaabi AU - A. Abdel Jalil AU - M. Abdel Aziz AU - M. Chiekhi
TI - UAE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING
SN - 978-84-617-8491-2/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2017.1839
PY - 2017
Y1 - 6-8 March, 2017
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2017 Proceedings
SP - 5678
EP - 5678
ER -
G. Al Murshidi, A. Al Zaabi, A. Abdel Jalil, M. Abdel Aziz, M. Chiekhi (2017) UAE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING, INTED2017 Proceedings, p. 5678.
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