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Readiness and Perception of Pacific Students to Mobile Phones for Higher Education

Reddy, Emmenual and Reddy, Pritika and Sharma, Bibhya N. and Reddy, Karuna G. and Khan, Mohammad G.M. (2022) Readiness and Perception of Pacific Students to Mobile Phones for Higher Education. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, NA . NA. ISSN 2211-1662

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The emergence and advancement of Information Communication Technologies have transformed facilitation and content delivery in higher education worldwide, the Pacific region being no exception. The extensive use of mobile phones in the Pacific, especially with the student-aged populace, is gradually creating a niche for mobile learning in the education landscape. However, there is a growing concern on the effectiveness of this innovative intervention keeping in mind the digital intelligence of Pacific students. This paper explores the readiness and perception of the Pacific students using mobile devices for learning. An online questionnaire was used to collect data for this exploratory research. While the results revealed the student’s willingness and positive perception to leverage on mobile phones for learning in higher education, their readiness for the mobile-driven education is rather dependent on various factors which are explored in detail. The paper concludes with recommendations for the higher education institutes and education ministries in the Pacific region.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q1-295 General
Divisions: School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP)
Depositing User: Emmenual Reddy
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 02:53
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 22:58

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