M-learning: A new paradigm of learning ICT in Nigeria

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Mobile learning (m-learning) is the study and practice of using mobile devices, such as smart phones, mobile phones, tablets, PDAs, MP3s and pocket PCs in learning and teaching. M-learning has become paramount for developing countries such as Nigeria, as many of these countries have the required infrastructure and a rapidly increasing amount of mobile device users. In addition, mobile devices are able to support a variety of learning activities and learners are generally willing to use the devices for learning. In this article, we have enumerated the possibilities and challenges of implementing m-learning in a developing country context, specifically in Nigeria, and identified potential m-learning solutions to support learning of ICT in Nigeria. We administrated a questionnaire to find out primary and secondary school students readiness in Nigeria to adopt m-learning, their preferences to use specific m-learning devices and solutions in learning situations, as well as their opinions regarding the suitability of m-learning for learning ICT-related subjects. We also propose a cloud-based mlearning model for learning ICT topics in Nigeria.

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Oyelere, S. S., Suhonen, J., & Sutinen, E. (2016). M-learning: A new paradigm of learning ICT in Nigeria. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 10(1), 35–44. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v10i1.4872

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