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An Exploratory Study of University Students’ Smartphone Use for Learning in the US and Saudi Arabia
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, Montana State University, United States ; , King Kahlid University, Saudi Arabia

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate university students’ use of smartphones for learning in both the United States and Saudi Arabia. Two hundred and forty-nine students from Montana State University (MSU) and 320 students from King Khalid University (KKU) participated in this study. Both groups of students were enrolled in undergraduate teacher education courses at their respective universities. A thirteen-item questionnaire designed to elicit student responses about how they used their smartphones to support their learning outside of class was distributed to both MSU and KKU students. Descriptive statistics were used to describe how often students used smartphone applications for learning outside of the classroom and Mann-Whitney U tests were used for comparing MSU and KKU average ratings of how often they used their smartphones by application. Results indicated that in general MSU students reported using their smartphones “sometimes” to engage in learning activities outside the c

Citation

Bangert, A. & Almahfud, M. (2014). An Exploratory Study of University Students’ Smartphone Use for Learning in the US and Saudi Arabia. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1622-1627). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 8, 2019 from .

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