INTERACTION OF TEACHER EDUCATORS WITH INNOVATIVE DEVICES (MOBILELEARNING): EXPLORING IMPLICATIONS

  • Sumera Irum
  • Dr. Tarique Bhatti
  • Muhammad Dilshad
Keywords: M-learning, effectiveness, Perceptions, quality education, teacher Educators.

Abstract

Mobile learning is relatively new concept attaining the interest of researchers and educators. Especially its use in Education is yielding very positive result in developing countries. By the successful use of these devices, quality of education has improved and use of these contemporary technologies in Education is helping in satisfying the needs and demands of this Net-Generation. Therefore the aim of the study was to explore the perceptions of Prospective Teachers regarding M-Learning. The sample of the study was randomly selected from (B.Ed.) program batch 2015-2016 students of Faculty of Education, University of Sindh, Pakistan. A survey questionnaire consisted of 27 statements based on the questionnaire used by the Khwaileh &AlJarrah (2010) in their study on M-learning was developed to collect data from the sampled B.Ed. students. Collected data was quantitatively analyzed by using mean score and percentage, the findings of the study showed that majority of the students had very positive perceptions about M-learning, and they agreed that M-learning had many advantages and dis-advantage as well. In the end of the study, It was suggested that universities should offer M-learning courses and proper training should be provided to students and Teacher Educators, so that they can reap the true fruit of technology integration. 

Published
2020-05-03