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Title: Teaching and learning with mobile technologies under COVID-19 pandemic: crisis or opportunity

Authors: Paul Lai Chuen Lam; Hilary K.Y. Ng

Addresses: Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ' School of Education and Languages, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong

Abstract: As an emergency response to continuing education amidst the recent COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, institutions turned to a new form of practice - synchronised online virtual teaching with mobile technologies. In this paper, we share our experience at a university level. Students (N = 1,996 students in Study 1 and N = 413 students in Study 2) completed a survey on their perception, the learning process, and the challenges they encountered when learning with a mobile device in the online virtual learning medium. Our findings suggested students show improvement in learning in the synchronised online virtual teaching with mobile technologies across time. Thus, this form of teaching model holds the promise of becoming the model for future teaching and learning practices. Hence, we hope to pave the way for research and learning opportunity to advance our understanding of the new education model with mobile technologies, especially under uncontrollable circumstances.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; higher education; synchronised online virtual teaching; perceptions; challenges.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2023.128359

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2023 Vol.17 No.1/2, pp.198 - 213

Received: 24 Mar 2021
Accepted: 31 Dec 2021

Published online: 18 Jan 2023 *

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