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Learning anywhere, anytime: Student motivators for m-learning

Martin, R., McGill, T. and Sudweeks, F. (2013) Learning anywhere, anytime: Student motivators for m-learning. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 12 (1). pp. 51-67.

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Abstract

This paper documents the outcomes of a study that focused on identifying what motivates stu-dents to use mobile devices for learning and to engage in m-learning. An outcome of this study was to provide a better understanding of what educators should consider when adapting their course for mobile learners. The research included seven classes from three Australian universi-ties. The students in this study used laptops or tablet PCs, and in three of the classes, these were provided by the university as part of a laptop/tablet program. The findings indicated that mobility was the key motivator for the use of laptops, and the learning tasks that students found to be most motivating involved accessing information, authoring (e.g., writing, blogging, note taking) and communication.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Informing Science Institute
Copyright: © The Informing Science Institute
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15452
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