Abstract—Successful implementation of Information and
Communication Technologies (ICT) requires an understanding
of the role of technology on Higher Education (HE) institutions
and on current teaching and learning practices. Recent
innovations in mobile technology and social networking
applications have made mobile devices more dynamic and
pervasive promising more educational potential. Educators in
HE Institutions must embrace and capitalize on the use of this
technology to focus on integrated student services, and to
enhance knowledge sharing activities in and off campus. This
study investigated instructors’ usage and perceptions of mobile
devices, functions, native capabilities, and applications. A
sample of 48 instructors was involved in this investigation at the
college of Business Studies (CBS) in Kuwait. The aim of this
study is to understand instructors’ usage and perceptions of
mobile capabilities and functions. The finding indicated
instructors’ frequent use of most of mobile functions and
demonstrated that instructors would like to use mobile in their
teaching practices. This will guide designers to identify critical
success factors and help developers to effectively utilize mobile
capabilities, functions, and applications in new learning
Index Terms—Higher education (HE), mobile functions, mo bile perceptions.
The authors are with Computer Science Department, Public Authority of Applied, Education and Training, Kuwait (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rana_alhajri@yahoo.com).
Cite: Ahmed Al-Hunaiyyan and Rana Al-Hajri, "Usage and Perceptions of Mobile Devices and Applications among HE Instructors," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 834-837, 2018.