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Assessing Mobile Learning Readiness in Kampala University, Uganda

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors:
Nazir Ahmad Suhail
10.5120/ijca2017914712

Nazir Ahmad Suhail. Assessing Mobile Learning Readiness in Kampala University, Uganda. International Journal of Computer Applications 170(2):30-34, July 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2017914712,
	author = {Nazir Ahmad Suhail},
	title = {Assessing Mobile Learning Readiness in Kampala University, Uganda},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {July 2017},
	volume = {170},
	number = {2},
	month = {Jul},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {30-34},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume170/number2/28044-2017914712},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914712},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the students’ level of readiness, perceptions and barriers to the implementation of mobile learning as a part of ubiquitous learning in Kampala University, Uganda. In addition, the study also examined the students’ attitude towards mobile learning. The benefits of mobile learning and challenges of implementing mobile learning were determined. A questionnaire as a research instrument was developed to collect data from the respondents. The findings of the study suggest that the university students have positive attitude towards mobile learning and all students own mobile phones. Flexibility characteristic of mobile learning also attracted the attention of respondents. Finally, students listed some barriers towards implementation of mobile learning in the university.

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Keywords

Mobile learning, Mobile Devices, Readiness, Ubiquitous Learning, Students’ Perception, New Educational Paradigm.