Title: Pedagogy 2 go: student and faculty perspectives on the features of mobile learning management systems
Authors: Pavlo D. Antonenko; Nilou Derakhshan; Jesse P. Mendez
Addresses: School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida, PO Box 117048, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA ' School of Educational Studies, Oklahoma State University, 204 Willard Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA ' School of Educational Studies, Oklahoma State University, 204 Willard Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
Abstract: This study employed two surveys to explore the perceptions of university students and faculty regarding their patterns of use and usefulness of mobile learning management system (LMS) features. Results demonstrate that the patterns of using handheld devices and perceptions regarding mobile LMS features differed among students and faculty. Students preferred such features as Grades and Feedback, Content, Assignment Description, Course Calendar, and Parking Map, while the most desired features for faculty included Discussions and Class list. Gender influenced participants' responses relative to the perceived importance of the communication features. Female participants expressed more interest in using email, real-time chat, and text messaging for course communications using a mobile platform. The article is concluded with a discussion of implications for practice and future research in mobile learning.
Keywords: mobile learning; learning management systems; user perceptions; design implications; m-learning; higher education; gender; mobile devices; course communications; student perceptions; faculty perceptions.
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2013 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.197 - 209
Received: 06 Apr 2013
Accepted: 19 Jul 2013
Published online: 14 Oct 2013 *