An Investigation of Student Experience of STEM Mobile Learning in a Local Malaysian University
Shamsul A. Arrifin, Maizatul Hayati Mohamad Yatim, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris ; Syamsul Bahrin Zaibon, Universiti Utara Malaysia ; Ahmad Zamsuri Mohamad Ali, Abu Baker Ibrahim, Salman Firdaus Sidek, Mohd Fadhil Harfiez Abdul Muttalib, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, in Concordia University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-36-0
Students in Malaysia are reluctant to learn STEM, and it has a low uptake in Malaysia at the tertiary level. The advent of educational technology, such as mobile learning, gives hope that students will become more motivated to learn STEM. Hence, this research is conducted to investigate the student experience of mobile learning of STEM subjects through student-generated activities. In addition one of the student-generated activities approach in mobile learning is student generated content. The methodology used in this research is largely qualitative employing focus group discussions with students and interviews with lecturers from a local university in Malaysia. Thematic analysis was used to garner the emerging themes from the data. The results of the findings show an improvement, and that the student-generated activities approach did motivate university students in learning STEM subjects. Thus, the findings show the positive impact of mobile learning for STEM and insights into further implementing mobile learning in the learning of a wide variety of STEM subjects.
Arrifin, S.A., Mohamad Yatim, M.H., Zaibon, S.B., Mohamad Ali, A.Z., Ibrahim, A.B., Sidek, S.F. & Abdul Muttalib, M.F.H. (2018). An Investigation of Student Experience of STEM Mobile Learning in a Local Malaysian University. In D. Parsons, R. Power, A. Palalas, H. Hambrock & K. MacCallum (Eds.), Proceedings of 17th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (pp. 36-50). Concordia University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.