Measuring Factors that Influence Teachers’ Willingness in Using Mobile Phone in the Classroom
Jeungah Kim, Boston University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Considerable research has discussed the potential benefits of using mobile phones for education in developing countries. The cost of mobile phones and their data plans have decreased, increasing the accessibility of the technology in schools (Isaacs, Vosloo, & West, 2012b). Using mobile browsers, students can access global educational resources “anytime anywhere” and improve their basic literacy and numeracy skills (Vosloo, Walton, & Deumert, 2009). However, we lack a full understanding of the use of mobile technologies as educational tools. By asking Jordanian teachers opinions on using mobile phones, this study aims to examine the correlations between the benefits/drawbacks and teacher willingness to use the technology. The hope is that understanding these correlations will help educational leaders in developing countries to develop effective integration strategies for mobile technology in the classroom.
Kim, J. (2013). Measuring Factors that Influence Teachers’ Willingness in Using Mobile Phone in the Classroom. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3730-3737). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).