M-learning adoption: A perspective from a developing country

The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

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Title M-learning adoption: A perspective from a developing country
 
Creator Iqbal, Shakeel; Iqra University Islamabad Campus Plot # 5, Sector H-9 Islamabad - Pakistan
Qureshi, Ijaz A; Iqra University Islamabad Campus Plot # 5, Sector H-9 Islamabad - Pakistan
 
Subject M-Learning
m-learning; distance education; technology adoption; Technology acceptance model
 
Description M-learning is the style of learning for the new millennium. Decreases in cost and increases in capabilities of mobile devices have made this medium attractive for the dissemination of knowledge. Mobile engineers, software developers, and educationists represent the supply side of this technology, whereas students represent the demand side. In order to further develop and improve this medium of learning it is imperative to find out students’ perceptions about m-learning adoption. To achieve this objective a survey was conducted among the students of 10 chartered universities operating in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in Pakistan. The results indicate that perceived usefulness, ease of use, and facilitating conditions significantly affect the students’ intention to adopt m-learning, whereas perceived playfulness is found to have less influence. Social influence is found to have a negative impact on adoption of m-learning. The findings of this study are useful in providing guidance to developers and educators for designing m-learning courses specifically in the context of developing countries.
 
Publisher AU Press
 
Contributor
 
Date 2012-05-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed, double-blind
Survey
 
Format text/html
application/pdf
audio/mpeg
application/epub+zip
 
Identifier http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1152
10.19173/irrodl.v13i3.1152
 
Source The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning; Vol 13, No 3 (2012); 147-164
1492-3831
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1152/2213
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1152/2246
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1152/2211
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1152/2232
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2012 Shakeel Iqbal, Ijaz A Qureshi
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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