Investigation of pre-service teachers’ mobile learning readiness levels and mobile learning acceptance levels

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2014
İlçi, Ahmet
Developments in information technologies have increased the use of mobile devices in the educational environments. The purpose of this study is to investigate mobile learning readiness level and mobile learning acceptance level of pre-service teachers in Faculty of Education in Middle East Technical University with respect to Unified Theory of Acceptance Model. Sequential explanatory mixed method research design was employed. Quantitative data for study were collected from 561 undergraduate students from seven different departments: Physics Education, Chemistry Education, Foreign Languages Education, Elementary Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education and Elementary Science Education and Computer Education and Instructional Technology in Faculty of Education at Middle East Technical University in 2012-2013 Spring Semester. Qualitative Data for study was collected from 14 undergraduate students from seven different departments. In this study, three main instruments were used to collect data: mobile learning readiness questionnaire and mobile learning acceptance questionnaire in the quantitative phase and an interview guide in the qualitative phase. The result of the study indicated that pre-service teachers’ mobile learning acceptance levels and mobile learning readiness levels were average level. This means that they were eager to use mobile learning and its devices. Although most of students prefer to use mobile learning instead of conventional learning, infrastructure of university and instructors were not ready to use for mobile learning and its devices according to the students’ perceptions.

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A. İlçi, “Investigation of pre-service teachers’ mobile learning readiness levels and mobile learning acceptance levels,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.