Using a Mobile Phone to Support Learning: Experiences of Engineering Students in Libya
Amal Rhema, Ewa Sztendur, Victoria University, Australia
Proceedings of the Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference, ISSN 1535-0703 Publisher: Informing Science Institute
Mobile phones have been identified as the catalyst for offering portable, real-time communication and access to information. In developing countries, where the adoption of mobile phones has reached remarkable levels, mobile phones are seen as a key means for improving access to education. In Libya, mobile phones offer a much more reliable and affordable way to reach students than technologies that have high physical infrastructure requirements. This article presents findings from a case study carried out at two Libyan Universities and concerns engineering students’ experience and perceptions of using mobile phones to support their learning. The findings focus primarily on how students use their mobile phones to support learning. The article also provides an analysis of relationships between students’ demographic characteristics and access to technology, and use of mobile phones for learning.
Rhema, A. & Sztendur, E. (2013). Using a Mobile Phone to Support Learning: Experiences of Engineering Students in Libya. In E. Cohen & E. Boyd (Eds.), Proceedings of Proceedings of the Informing Science and Information Technology Education Conference 2013 (pp. 215-238). Informing Science Institute.