Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Butler, Rebecca P.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

LCSH

Mobile communication systems in education--Education (Higher)--Saudi Arabia||Educational technology||Information technology||Education

Abstract

Higher education appears to be changing in Saudi Arabia, which has made considerable progress in the adoption of more student-centered learning approaches as a reaction to the global pedagogical shift. Saudi Arabia has prioritized instructional technology integration in its educational system. The proliferation and popularity of mobile handheld devices, particularly among young students, will significantly make the future of Mobile learning, or M-learning in higher education bright and promising. However, M-learning in higher education is still in its embryonic stage of implementation, especially in developing countries such as Saudi Arabia; therefore, an in-depth study of each aspect of this issue is necessary. To ensure the success of M-learning in higher education, it is crucial to examine the students' intention to use M-learning as the first step in the process of implementing it into higher education.

Comments

Advisors: Rebecca P. Butler.||Committee members: Rebecca Hunt; David Walker.

Extent

153 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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