IJIET 2018 Vol.8(11): 834-837 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.11.1149

Usage and Perceptions of Mobile Devices and Applications among HE Instructors

Ahmed Al-Hunaiyyan and Rana Al-Hajri

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 strategies.

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: aa.alhunaiyyan@paaet.edu.kw, Rana_alhajri@yahoo.com).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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