Title: Development of a mobile learning model with usability features for online education

Authors: J. Wei, J. Zhuo, H. Zhang

Addresses: Department of Management/MIS, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA. ' Department of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, People's Republic of China. ' Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA

Abstract: The paper studied the interactive features that are crucial to the success of mobile learning (m-learning). First, the paper developed an interactive m-learning model with six interactive modules to analyse interactive usability features among instructor, student, and content. These modules were further decomposed and 76 features were identified. Secondly, the Interactive M-Learning Questionnaire (IMLQ) was developed to quantitatively measure these interactive m-learning usability features. Thirdly, data were collected using IMLQ from 96 subjects. Factor analysis resulted in the identification of 15 interactive m-learning dimensions. A comparison between modules showed that people have no different preferences on different modules.

Keywords: factor analysis; interactive mobile learning; online learning; questionnaire; usability; user-friendly features; e-learning; electronic learning; m-learning models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2008.018715

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.18 - 35

Published online: 15 Jun 2008 *

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