From traditional learning into mobile learning in education at the university level: Undergraduate students perspective

Mohamed Sarrab, Ahmed Alzahrani, Nasser Al Alwan, Osama Alfarraj

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The recent improvement in the capabilities of mobile devices has led to increased interest in utilising these devices as learning tools. The purpose of this study is to measure students' awareness and acceptance of mobile learning. Based on participatory action research and user-centred design, the study involves students from two departments; i.e. science and engineering, at Sultan Qaboos University, who attended two sequential study phases. The first phase included the detailed presentation and formal discussion of the concept of M-learning and its technologies and approaches. Second phase consisted of survey which was divided into six parts: general information, electronic learning knowledge, and perception, mobile learning knowledge, and perception and final part, focusing on students' suggestions. The results show good acceptance level for mobile learning and indicate positive attitude toward the behavioural intention to use mobile learning. The students also showed a great interest in using mobile devices as learning tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-186
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • E-learning
  • Electronic learning
  • M-learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Traditional learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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