Access Moodle Using Mobile Phones: Student Usage and Perceptions

  • Xiao HuEmail author
  • Leon Chi Un Lei
  • Jinbao Li
  • Nathalie Iseli-Chan
  • Felix L. C. Siu
  • Samuel Kai Wah Chu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)


This study investigated how often students used mobile phone to access various activities on Moodle. A survey on self-reported usage was filled by 252 university students in courses offered by four different faculties at the University of Hong Kong. Follow-up interviews were conducted to solicit students’ perceptions on mobile access to Moodle and the underlying reasons. The results show significant differences in students’ usage of various Moodle activities via mobile phones. Students’ responses also suggest that mobile access to Moodle is a necessary complement to computer access but its limitation on usability and reliability may have restricted its potential in enhancing teaching and learning.


Mobile Phone Usage Pattern Learning Material Learn Management System Mobile Learning 
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We would like to thank the students who participated in this study. This study is partially supported by a Teaching Development Grant in the University of Hong Kong.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao Hu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leon Chi Un Lei
    • 1
  • Jinbao Li
    • 1
  • Nathalie Iseli-Chan
    • 1
  • Felix L. C. Siu
    • 1
  • Samuel Kai Wah Chu
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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