Awareness and utilization of mobile learning devices among undergraduate students
Dr. FO Anikpo
This study investigated the awareness and utilization of mobile learning devices in the Department of Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt. The study adopted the analytic descriptive survey design. A sample of 100 undergraduate students took part in the study. A 17-item questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The test re-test reliability test model was used to establish the reliability of the instrument to obtain an index of 0.78. The study was guided by two research questions. The mean and Standard Deviation (SD) were used for data analysis. The findings established that students’ mean rating on the awareness of the available mobile learning device for academic purposes was 2.89, SD=0.94. The key mobile device awareness was that mobile phones can be used for learning (M=3.79, SD=0.50), and was followed by that fact that they used their mobile phone to learn (M=3.75, SD=0.52), while the least was that they have limited experience on mobile learning (M=2.70, SD=1.24). The mean rating of the students’ overutilization of the available mobile learning device for academic purposes was 3.14, SD=0.82. The key utilized mobile device was making and receiving calls (M=3.93, SD=0.25) and was followed by sending and receiving text messages (M=3.79, SD=0.49) while the least was playing educational games (M=2.90, SD=1.09). It was recommended among others that students should make stringent effort to be more aware of the existence and functionality of these mobile learning devices and utilize at least one mobile device for academic learning purposes as this will enhance their academic studies.
Dr. FO Anikpo. Awareness and utilization of mobile learning devices among undergraduate students. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 262-267