Diffusion of M-Learning: Sakarya University Case

Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2016

Editors: Mack Shelley, S. Ahmet Kıray, Ismail Celik

Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2016


Diffusion of M-Learning: Sakarya University Case

Chapter Authors: Naciye Güliz Uğur, Tuğba Koç

Abstract: Mobile learning (M-learning) is considered as the next generation of e-learning using mobile technologies to facilitate education for teaching and learning purposes, anywhere and anytime. This paper analyzes seventy college students selected randomly from a state university in predicting their acceptance attributes based upon Diffusion of Innovation (DOI) framework towards using the m-learning. The objectives of this research are to determine the level of usage of mobile learning and to identify the factors that the learners’ intentions to adopt are of relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, observability, and trialability. The research uses standard instrument to capture students’ responses on the five basic constructs of DOI model that includes relative advantage, compatibility, complexity, observability and trialability. The data is analyzed through Smart-PLS. The PLS allows the researcher to test the relationship within the measures and the hypothesized relationships between the measures simultaneously. The findings indicate that the relative advantage and compatibility are the significant determinants of the adoption of m-learning technology. The explanatory power of model indicates that 42% of the total variance towards adoption intention is explained showing the moderate parsimony of the model. Based upon the conclusion, some pedagogical recommendations are made for the relevant authorities.

Pages: 96-104

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