Title: Students' perspectives of mobile learning platforms: an empirical study

Authors: Muasaad Alrasheedi; Luiz Fernando Capretz; Arif Raza

Addresses: The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada ' The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada ' The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada

Abstract: Educational institutions are becoming involved in adopting technological innovations like the mobile learning (m-Learning) platform for education. Mobile technologies are the next frontier as infrastructure for m-Learning because they can provide high-quality learning capabilities to satisfy the rising student demand for mobility and flexibility due to the ubiquitous nature of mobile technology (smartphones) and the vast opportunities it offers, there are indications that smartphones could lead the next generation for learning platforms. Researchers have examined the idea from several angles and produced a copious amount of literature devoted to explaining the interrelationships of technology and learning. In this research we aim to offer a view of students' perspectives, giving a systematic examination of m-Learning adoption that can be used as a framework for further research into the success of m-Learning. We found that making learning more interesting, increasing productivity, and providing internet access had the greatest effect on student's perceptions.

Keywords: critical success factors; CSFs; m-learning; mobile learning; student perspective; smartphones; student perceptions; technology enhanced learning; educational technology; university students; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2015.074193

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2015 Vol.7 No.4, pp.378 - 393

Available online: 13 Jan 2016 *

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