Title: University student experiences of mobile learning: one year beyond commencement

Authors: Shelley Kinash; Jeffrey Brand; Trishita Mathew; Ron Kordyban

Addresses: Office of Quality, Teaching, and Learning, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4229, Australia ' Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Communication and Media, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4229, Australia ' Office of Quality, Teaching, and Learning, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4229, Australia ' Office of Quality, Teaching, and Learning, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4229, Australia

Abstract: Mobile learning was an embedded component in the pedagogical design of an innovative undergraduate course, Digital Media and Society. This paper reports the experiences and perceptions of 189 students over three semesters in 2010 and 2011. Students were given the option of using their own devices or a university loaned iPad. The iPads were loaded with an electronic textbook and a mobile application of the learning management system. Feedback from students on mobility and the electronic text was positive and optimistic overall. However, the majority of these students were not convinced that the trial made a difference to their learning.

Keywords: M-learning; mobile learning; mobile technologies; cellular communications; pedagogy; pedagogical innovation; iPad; Apple; e-book readers; electronic books; tablet computers; digital books; student perceptions; electronic textbooks; Blackboard; learning management systems; LMS; educational software; Australia; student experiences; pedagogical design; innovative courses; undergraduate courses; digital media; society; mobile applications; student feedback; mobility; electronic texts; Bond University; Queensland; universities; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.052288

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.13 No.2, pp.201 - 217

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 19 Feb 2013 *

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