Title: Bring-your-own-device learning environment: a platform for enhancing student's learning ability and innovativeness

Authors: Ree C. Ho; Hiang K. Chua

Addresses: Taylor's University, No. 1, Jalan Taylor's, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia ' Taylor's University, No. 1, Jalan Taylor's, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Abstract: Mobile learning plays a prominent role in the teaching and learning environment with the use of mobile devices. BYOD (bring-your-own-devices) is an integral initiative in mobile learning, by providing more convenience and more efficient communication. This study investigated the relationship between BYOD learning and the ability of students in absorptive knowledge gained. The sample included 201 undergraduate students from a business school and structural equation modelling was employed for hypothesis testing. It concluded that, the use of mobile technology in providing course-related knowledge is necessary to help improve the student's absorptive capacity. Apart from that, it was observed that students were more innovative when their absorptive capacity was enhanced within the BYOD setting.

Keywords: bring-your-own-device; BYOD; mobile learning; m-learning; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; absorptive capacity; innovativeness; learning environment; higher education; business education; structural equation modelling; SEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2015.072031

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2015 Vol.7 No.2, pp.178 - 193

Available online: 28 Sep 2015 *

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