Mobile learning trends among students in Vietnam

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Springer International Publishing
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Murphy A
Midgley W
Farley, Helen

Mobile learning has the potential to expand access to education in developing countries. Little is known about the preferences of students in some Asian countries such as Vietnam. Some of these countries have restricted internet access and may be subject to internet censorship. A study was conducted with forty-four Masters students in Vietnam to identify informal mobile learning trends. Results indicate that although rates of ownership of mobile technologies are still low in comparison to many other countries, students do use these devices to support their studies. A third of students had access to a tablet computer, smartphone or MP3 player and many students had access to more than one device. Most students used Wi-Fi and considered internet quality to be moderate or fair. Access to high quality internet and the impact of internet censorship needs to be taken into account when developing mobile learning content for students in Vietnam.

Murphy A, Midgley W, Farley H (2014). Mobile learning trends among students in Vietnam. Communications in Computer and Information Science. 479. 197-204.
M-Learning, Mobile Learning, Internet Access, Developing Countries, Higher Education, Vietnam, Internet Censorship, Social Media
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Fields of Research::39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
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::390401 - Comparative and cross-cultural education
Fields of Research::48 - Law and legal studies::4804 - Law in context::480408 - Law, science and technology
Fields of Research::39 - Education::3902 - Education policy, sociology and philosophy::390203 - Sociology of education
Fields of Research::46 - Information and computing sciences::4606 - Distributed computing and systems software::460608 - Mobile computing
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