Short Messaging Service use among college students in USA and its potential as an educational tool: an exploratory study
by A. Ant Ozok, June Wei
International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2007

Abstract: This study aimed at determining the popularity level of the Short Messaging Service (SMS) in USA among college students and its potential as a content delivery platform in distance education. Results of a 20-question survey administered to 200 college students indicated that there was a common lack of trust among cell phone owners towards SMS. Students generally found SMS as an expensive alternative to voice communication using a cell phone. Given the results, SMS may potentially be used in small scales to deliver educational content, but user acceptance and pricing issues need to be addressed first.

Online publication date: Fri, 07-Dec-2007

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