Title: The presence of mobile devices among business students

Authors: Viktorija Florjančič; Alja Isaković

Addresses: Faculty of Management, University of Primorska, Cankarjeva 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia ' Slovenia

Abstract: World and local usage of smart mobile devices has been growing on a year over year basis. Increasing capabilities and popularity of such devices had prompted us to research the usage of mobile devices and services among students of a business school. The research, performed on two groups of students, showed a smartphone penetration rate among our students that is comparable to data from other European countries. The research also proved statistically significant differences between full and part time students, and among varied usage of mobile devices. Not surprisingly, students who use smartphones and/or tablet computers use more mobile services than students without smart mobile devices. Research also showed a more positive attitude towards study among students with access to different devices when compared to students, who only use personal computers.

Keywords: mobile devices; e-learning; electronic learning; smartphones; tablet computers; mobile apps; learning technology; business schools; business education; mobile services; m-services; personal computers; PCs; Slovenia; online learning; business students.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2013.055669

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2013 Vol.8 No.2, pp.112 - 126

Published online: 01 Aug 2013 *

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