Mobile devices for learning in Malaysia: Then and now

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Song HSY
Murphy A
Farley, Helen

Since 2010, there has been a visible increase in the amount of research focused on mobile learning in higher education in Malaysia. To determine if this increase corresponds to an increase in the use of mobile devices to support student learning, data from two surveys conducted in 2008 and 2013 were compared to determine the changes in rates of ownership and use of mobile devices among students. In 2008, although all students owned feature phones very few had access to other mobile devices and rarely used them to support their learning. In 2013, the picture had changed significantly, with some 80 per cent of students owning smart phones and all had access to mobile devices of some sort. Additionally, students were using these devices to support their learning in a number of ways. The paper concludes with indications and implications for future research.

Song HSY, Murphy A, Farley H (2013). Mobile devices for learning in Malaysia: Then and now. 30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013. 830-834.
mobile learning, m-learning, mobile learning research, Malaysia
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Fields of Research::39 - Education::3904 - Specialist studies in education::390405 - Educational technology and computing
Fields of Research::39 - Education::3904 - Specialist studies in education::390409 - Learning sciences
Fields of Research::39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
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