EFL College Students’ Attitudes towards Mobile Learning

  •  Fatimah Dashti    
  •  Abdulmohsen Aldashti    


Recently, cell phones have received much attention in the context of EFL/ESL learning. Mobile learning, in general, and distant learning, in particular, in educational contexts has been approached by educationalist all over the world (Hwang & Chang, 2011). Presently, countries pay ample attention to mobile learning in education. Despite the fact that devices such as cell phones might divert students’ attention, yet, no one can deny their importance as high-tech educational tools. This study investigates EFL college students’ attitudes towards cell phones learning. For the sake of satisfying the study’s objectives, a questionnaire has been designed and randomly distributed to 300 female undergraduate students enrolled during the First Academic Term (2014/2015). The questionnaire is consisted of 3 sections and 39 items. Section 1, students’ attitudes towards the usefulness of mobile learning (26 items), section 2, investigation of students’ opinions towards reasons where and why they and their instructors use cell phones (12 items), and section 3, an open-ended question, asking students if they have any comments on the importance of cell phones (1 item). The questionnaire consisted 5-Point Likert type scale. Data were quantitatively analysed using SPSS, and ANOVA tests. Percentages, means, and standard deviations, were used for the sake of the analysis. The open-ended question was analysed qualitatively.

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