Exploring Nigerian University Students’ Perception towards Mobile Learning

ID: 50705 Type: Full Paper: Conceptual & Empirical Study
  1. Eloho Ifinedo, Marja Kankaanranta, Pekka Neittaanmäki, and Timo Hämäläinen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Friday, June 23 10:15-10:45 AM Location: Bell View on map

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Abstract: The specific objective of this study was to better understand Nigerian university students’ perceptions and readiness towards mobile learning. Recently, the influence of mobile technology is seen to have infiltrated everyday life and the learning institutions. It is thus crucial for learning institutions to assess and understand the factors advancing the mobile learning adoption. This study offers some important insights into mobile learning adoption especially in developing countries like Nigeria. Data for this study were collected using a survey. Undergraduate students at two Nigerian universities (N = 135) were non randomly allocated to respond to a survey. Overall, the results reveal the existence of the widespread use and ownership of mobile phones by the Nigerian students. Also deduced, is that a good number of the courses require the use of internet for completion of course assignments. Therefore, we recommend course resources be designed for delivery through mobile devices.


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