Pocket learning: A new mobile learning approach for distance learners

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This study examines the effects of mobile learning on distance learners' interest. A mixed method explanatory design with descriptive quantitative method and a follow-up interview were employed in this study. A new 4A model is introduced in this paper based on Adult Learning Theory and Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development. A total of 152 distance learners from Malaysia participated in this study. The results revealed significant results on distance learners' interest. The majority of the respondents agreed that mobile learning assisted them in their learning activities. The findings of the interviews also showed positive results. Overall, these findings support the positive effect on mobile learning for distance learners.




Yin, K. Y., & Fitzgerald, R. (2015). Pocket learning: A new mobile learning approach for distance learners. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 9(3), 271–283. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMLO.2015.074215

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