Toward mobile learning at Jordanian higher education institutions

Ahmad Shukri Mohd Noor, Marwan Nasser Yousef Atoom, Masita Abdul Jalil


Globally, teaching methods and tools in higher education institutions (HEIs) have changed nowadays. Many attempts have been made in Jordanian higher education institutions (JHEIs) in order to improve and continuity of the educational process, especially during coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of this virus has become a major disruption where all Jordanian universities cancelled classes and moved toward online learning, and mobile learning (ML) has appeared as one of the possible solutions. ML is in its early stages at JHEIs, and it is academically unexplored enough. So, this study explores the ML experience at JHEIs during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. The data were collected using a web survey where 272 students in JHEIs participated. The results revealed that the smartphone is the most widely used mobile device for ML ML is easy to use, ML increases the interaction between the instructor and the students and among the students themselves, ML has a positive impact on students’ performance, and also students are willing to use ML in the future. The outcomes of the study support policy makers at JHEIs to make educational decisions relating ML phenomenon.


COVID-19; Jordanian universities; Mobile device; Mobile learning; Online learning; The internet

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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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