University Student Conceptions of M-learning in Bangladesh
This article presents emerging results from a phenomenographic study that examines Bangladeshi university students’ experience of using mobile devices in their learning. Three students from one renowned university participated in the semi-structured interviews to explore their experiences of m-learning. The findings revealed that university students viewed mobile learning (m-learning) in four qualitatively different ways that were: (i) storing learning materials; (ii) accessing information and knowledge; (iii) effective learning tool; and (iv) effective tool for collaboration. This study is constructed on previous studies of university students’ conceptions of learning. However, the focus taken in this research was on the experience of m-learning, as an emerging research area, which revealed new facets of university learning. The findings of this study play a significant role in the faculty development program and have an impact on the teaching and learning practices in university education.
KeywordsMobile Phone Mobile Device Student Learning Collaborative Learning Information Communication Technology
The authors wish to thank Bob Fox, Professor, School of Education, UNSW for his useful suggestions.
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