Title: The effects of mobile learning for nursing students: an integrative evaluation of learning process, learning motivation, and study performance

Authors: Kam Cheong Li; Linda Yin-King Lee; Suet-Lai Wong; Ivy Sui-Yu Yau; Billy Tak-Ming Wong

Addresses: Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China ' School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China ' School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China ' School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China ' Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Abstract: This paper reports a study on the relationships between the variables of nursing students' learning motivation, perception of their mobile learning practice and their study performance. A total of 225 undergraduate nursing students participated in the research. They used a mobile app for fostering clinical knowledge and skills acquired in class, and took part in a questionnaire survey as well as a before-and-after test of their study performance. The results showed that, despite a statistically significant improvement in their study performance after using mobile devices for learning, this improvement was positively correlated with only some of the motivational factors (i.e., mastery goal orientation and intrinsic value) and certain variables (e.g., learners' prior knowledge) in the Framework for the Rational Analysis of Mobile Education used for conceptualising mobile learning. Also, the results of factor analysis suggested three latent factors among all the variables in the model.

Keywords: m-learning; mobile learning; nursing education; nursing students; FRAME model; learning process; learning motivation; study performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2019.096471

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2019 Vol.13 No.1, pp.51 - 67

Received: 02 Nov 2017
Accepted: 05 Mar 2018

Published online: 03 Oct 2018 *

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