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Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Issue Published: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, Vol 9, No 2 (2015)

International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) has just published its latest issue at
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iJIM is an Open Access Journal. Readers don't have to pay any fee. Only registration is necessary.

Table of Contents

Short Papers

Do We Have to Prohibit the Use of Mobile Phones in Classrooms? 
By Heba Mohammad, Ayham Fayyoumi and Omar AlShathry

People take their mobile phones everywhere they go. In Saudi Arabia, the mobile penetration is very high and students use their phones for different reasons in the classroom. The use of mobile devices in classroom triggers an alert of the impact it might have on students’ learning. This study investigates the association between the use of mobile phones during classroom and the learners’ performance and satisfaction. Results showed that students get distracted, and that this diversion of their attention is reflected in their academic success. However, this is not applicable for all. Some students received high scores even though they declared using mobile phones in classroom, which triggers a request for a deeper study.

Influences on the Adoption of Mobile Learning in Saudi Women Teachers in Higher Education
By Leena Ahmad Alfarani

Although mobile devices are ubiquitous on university campuses, teacher-readiness for mobile learning has yet to be fully explored in the non-western nations. This study shows that two main factors affect the adoption and use of m-learning among female teachers within a university in Saudi Arabia—resistance to change and perceived social culture. These determinants of the current use and intention to use of m-learning were revealed through the analysis of an online questionnaire completed by 165 female faculty members. This study reveals several important issues for m-learning research and practice. The results further extend the body of knowledge in the field of m-learning, with the findings revealing that resistance to change and perceived social culture are significant determinants of the current use of and the intention to use m-learning.

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Source: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies