Title: A survey on the use of mobile devices for learning purposes

Authors: Simon K.S. Cheung

Addresses: The Open University of Hong Kong, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: This paper reports a survey on the use of mobile devices for learning purposes. It is revealed that mobile devices are widely used by students, and the usage depends on the technical features and limitations of the mobile devices and the nature of learning activities. The conventional notebook devices are generally used for all learning activities, whereas smart-phones are principally used for social networking. Tablet devices are mainly used for reading e-books. It is also revealed that there are commonalities on the usage and preference between distance-learning and full-time students, except that tablet devices are more preferred by distance-learning students.

Keywords: mobile learning; m-learning; e-learning; electronic learning; mobile devices; innovative learning; learning support; notebook devices; smartphones; social networking; tablet devices; e-books; distance learning; full-time students.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.064366

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.2, pp.192 - 202

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 15 Aug 2014 *

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