Mobile Learning Adoption in Developing Countries

Tamim Alkhalifah, Denise de Vries, Giselle Rampersad

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    Mobile devices have become attractive learning devices. They provide learners with flexibility and ubiquity to learn anytime and anywhere via wireless Internet. The majority of the existing research on mobile learning adoption has focused primarily on developed countries, with developing countries being largely underexplored. However, the high mobile phone penetration rates in developing countries have provided important opportunities for broadening access to mobile learning in those societies. This paper provides insights into mobile learning adoption in developing countries. It uncovers key issues including the role of social influences, culture, expectations around effort and performance and how the use of M-learning can contribute to innovation skills which are pertinent for the future. It offers valuable implications to educators in developing communities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017
    Event9th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICETC 2017) -
    Duration: 20 Dec 2017 → …


    Conference9th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (ICETC 2017)
    Period20/12/17 → …


    • Adoption
    • Developing countries
    • M-learning
    • Technology acceptance models


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