Mobile learning usability comparison between the US and Chinese online education
by June Wei; Hongmei Zhang; Jun Zhuo
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 13, No. 1, 2013

Abstract: The objective of this paper was to compare usability features that were crucial in mobile learning between US and Chinese online education. Specifically a mobile learning value increasing model with five modules was developed. Then a mobile learning questionnaire was mapped from this model focusing on the usability features. Data were collected from 266 subjects in the USA and China. Results showed that both groups agree that six M-learning modules are all important to assist M-learning. Mobile learning service is the most important while M-learning outbound logistics the least for both groups. Further, mobile learning operation only indirectly affects M-learning service, and mobile learning service is directly affected by M-learning marketing in both groups. The results will assist mobile learning system (re)design to improve M-learning performance.

Online publication date: Wed, 31-Jul-2013

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