Instructors age and gender differences in the acceptance of mobile learning

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Abstract

Mobile learning uses promising technologies that offer a space for collaborative and ubiquities learning, and its acceptance by individuals is critical for its acceptance. This article concerns a study conducted in Kuwait to examine instructor perceptions of m-learning and social media learning tools, as well as to investigate instructor gender and age differences to better understand social and cultural issues that affect the implementation of m-learning in Kuwait. A questionnaire was administered to 132 instructors from different higher education institutions. Results revealed that instructors have moderately positive opinions about m-learning. The findings also confirm significant gender and age differences and reports social and cultural influence that may act as barriers to the implementation of m-learning. Understanding these issues provides insight as to how these technologies are adopted, and allows us to develop better strategies and systems to assist individual instructors better integrate mobile technology into teaching and learning.

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Al-Hunaiyyan, A., Alhajri, R., & Al-Sharhan, S. (2017). Instructors age and gender differences in the acceptance of mobile learning. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 11(4), 4–16. https://doi.org/10.3991/ijim.v11i4.6185

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