Title: Understanding mobile learning, imagination capacity, and team creativity through people-learn-framework and creativity theory perspective

Authors: Anjum Razzaque

Addresses: College of Business and Finance, Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain

Abstract: Though empirically unevidenced assertions posit that m-learning enhances online participation and achieves learning outcomes, instructors continue observing a low rate of students' virtual participation. Such an observation gets instructors sceptical if m-learning achieves learning outcomes. In parallel, employers complain of graduates lacking team creativity skills. This study investigated the m-learning and learning outcomes relationship through the How People Learn framework and comprehended how imagination capacity and team creativity allow digital learning to enhance online participation and facilitate m-learning for achieving learning outcomes, using the creativity theory. Hence, this study proposed a model bearing five hypotheses. This model was tested via an adopted questionnaire and received 307 higher-education students. Multiple regression analysis reveals a partial mediation of m-learning between imagination capacity and team creativity. Such mediation helps achieve the desired learning outcomes, improves online participation, and enhances team creativity. This study also proposes theoretical and practical implications.

Keywords: how people learn framework; creativity theory; m-learning; imaginative capacity; team creativity; learning outcomes; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2022.10045341

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2022 Vol.16 No.2, pp.173 - 197

Received: 05 Dec 2020
Accepted: 07 Jun 2021

Published online: 07 Apr 2022 *

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