Students’ expectations from mobile devices for mobile learning

Mobile devices are becoming ever more widely available, with growing functionality, giving students access to educational material anytime and anywhere. Thus, mobile devices have become more attractive for education. However, owing to the nature of mobile devices, such as small screen size, it poses number of challenges to create a usable learning environment. Therefore, it becomes noteworthy to explore usability of these devices and the students' expectations. The present empirical study regarding the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) aimed to explore expectations of students from mobile devices in order to support mobile learning. Data was collected from 30 university students through pre and post interviews while students were conducting a set of e-learning actions, such as uploading files, communicating and acquiring course contents, on a mobile device. With the analyses of interviews using constant comparative approach, expectations of the students were classified into 11 categories which are related to interaction and usability.
International Journal Of Mobile Communications


Students’ perceptions about the use of a question-answer system via mobile devices in a lecture-based learning environment
Ataş, Amine Hatun; Delialioğlu, Ömer; Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (2014)
The advents in mobile technologies offer a great potential for in-class learning by supporting conventional teaching methods. Question-Answer Systems used through mobile devices are one of the valuable learning tools to be improved further by taking viewpoints of students into account. The major aim of this study was to explore the opinions, perceptions, evaluations of students on their experiences with a Question-Answer System used on mobile devices in a lecture-based course. Basic Qualitative Research Met...
Investigation of pre-service teachers’ mobile learning readiness levels and mobile learning acceptance levels
İlçi, Ahmet; Yıldırım, Zahide; Yükseltürk, Erman; Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (2014)
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 se...
Integrating social features into mobile local search
KAHVECİ, basri; Altıngövde, İsmail Sengör; ULUSOY, ÖZGÜR (2016-12-01)
As availability of Internet access on mobile devices develops year after year, users have been able to make use of search services while on the go. Location information on these devices has enabled mobile users to use local search services to access various types of location-related information easily. Mobile local search is inherently different from general web search. Namely, it focuses on local businesses and points of interest instead of general web pages, and finds relevant search results by evaluating...
Educational analytics on the online open courseware of an academic speaking skills course
Balbay, Seher (null; 2018-05-13)
Analytics as one of the recent fields in technology-based learning offers many benefits to educators, instructors, and administrators to improve the efficiency and quality of alternative educational materials through tracking and storing students’ log data on web platforms over an extended period of time. This descriptive, quantitative study investigates students’ log data retrieved from the open courseware specifically launched for a required academic English speaking skills course offered at Middle East T...
Students’ and coordinators’ views on the effectiveness of the erasmus student exchange program at Middle East Technical University
Bulut Şahin, Betül; Şimşek, Hasan; Department of Educational Sciences (2008)
As a result of globalization, educational systems become more and more internationalized through mobility and exchange programs. The supra-natural organizations, such as European Union, have developed organized education programs to adapt to this transformation. Since 1987, the mobility of students and faculty throughout Europe has dramatically increased through Erasmus, which is the Program of European Union for higher education. Turkey, as a candidate country for European Union, became one of the particip...
Citation Formats
E. Öztürk, “Students’ expectations from mobile devices for mobile learning,” International Journal Of Mobile Communications, pp. 409–421, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: