Mobile Device or Personal Computer for Online Learning – Students’ Satisfaction in Yemeni Universities
The widespread use of mobile technologies allows today’s students and teachers to work and study independent of place and time. Moreover, in some developing countries mobile access to internet is more predominant than other Internet access methods due to poor or destroyed communication infrastructure caused by political conflicts; therefore, mobile devices, like smartphones, are frequently used for Internet access. The aim of our research is to outline student satisfaction and preference regarding the usage of different devices – personal computers, tablets, and smartphones to access various types of learning content in higher education in the Republic of Yemen. In this study, 72 students were involved, of which, 51 of participated in the survey for evaluation of satisfaction and usability.
KeywordsMobile learning Usability Cloud delivering LMS Middle East
This paper is partially supported by University Research Fund at South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
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