—The advent of mobile devices has done the world a
lot of good, the ease of communicating any part of the world
from the palms of one’s hand has been a common phenomenon
in the recent times globally. Almost all sectors of life has
incorporated the use of these mobile devices for their operations.
Education sector has joined this global dimension of using
mobile devices for several of its activities. The extent of mobile
devices usage for innovative pedagogy is quite uncertain.
Though currently, Universities all over the world are making
significant investments by incorporating technology systems to
support various aspects of education with special focus on
pedagogy. All their efforts are to make access to educational
information on- the- go (mobile). Teachers and Students, on the
other hand, are increasingly being equipped daily with mobile
devices; most notably, mobile phones, laptop, tablets and i-pads
which allow quick and easy communication and information
sharing. These devices are emerging phenomenon of significance
for innovative online pedagogy as they are majorly
student-centred and they are mostly real time. Would the advent
of these massive acquisitions of mobile devices by both the
teachers and students really make any meaningful contribution
to education in general and pedagogy in particular as
anticipated by many scholars? This study therefore examines
the availability, usage of mobile devices and the views of both
university teachers and students in Ondo state, Nigeria on the
need for mobile device for re-defining education and innovative
—Innovative, mobile device, pedagogy,
Akingbemisilu Abiola Afolabi is with the Department of Science and
Technical Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo
State, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Akingbemisilu Abiola Afolabi, "Mobile Devices: A Patent Need for Current Re-defining Education and Innovative Pedagogies," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 638-642, 2016.