Title: Stakeholders' perceptions of integrating mobile devices in teaching and learning

Authors: Aisha Salim Ali Al-Harthi; Chris Campbell; Houda Abdullah Al-Hosni

Addresses: Sultan Qaboos University, College of Education, P.O. Box 32, PC. 123, Al-Khoudh, Oman ' Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia ' Sultan Qaboos University, College of Education, P.O. Box 32, PC. 123, Al-Khoudh, Oman

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential impact of using iPads in teaching and learning and to capture stakeholders' perceptions of using iPads in an international school in the Middle East. The study uses a case study methodology and collects both quantitative and qualitative data. The results show that all stakeholders reported positive perceptions about using the iPad. IPad use may have increased students' chances to communicate and ask for help from peers. Teachers reported they still need more help to plan for using iPads in their teaching. Some parents felt alienated from the types of learning their children used the iPad for. The qualitative results explain the stakeholders' experience in terms of technology access, ownership, integration, connectivity and institutional support. Based on the study results, specific recommendations are provided to improve integrating mobile technology in schools.

Keywords: iPad; technology integration; mobile learning; BYOD.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2020.103884

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2020 Vol.14 No.1, pp.80 - 98

Received: 02 Jul 2018
Accepted: 17 Dec 2018

Published online: 02 Dec 2019 *

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