Title

Evaluating Student Attitudes On Ubiquitous e-Learning

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

9-29-2013

Keywords

information systems; e-learning; ubiquitous learning; instructional technology; mobile learning; Computer Science

Disciplines

Instructional Media Design

Abstract

This paper describes our preliminary work in progress on ubiquitous e-learning. Ubiquitous elearning is learning which can take place anywhere, anytime. Following this paradigm, ubiquitous elearners use mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops to learn wherever they are. Furthermore, ubiquitous e-learning implies contextsensitivity so that the style of learning as well as the material is adapted to the e-learner’s immediate surroundings. Ubiquitous e-learning has been identified by researchers as an increasingly important paradigm for the future, for both non-traditional learners as well as for today’s generation of students who are increasingly comfortable with mobile devices as their primary computing platforms. In spite of this, evidence about students’ attitudes towards ubiquitous e-learning is scarce. In order to guide and inform our future research in ubiquitous e-learning research, we have performed a survey of our computer science students. In this paper we present the results of this survey, our evaluation of the results, and our reflection on