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Usage of Mobile Learning in South African Public High Schools
By
Zanele Mathabela
217611628
Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the subject
INFORMATION SYSTEM RESEARCH (ISR117V)
As requirements for: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INFORMATICS
In the
FACULTY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
(Department of Informatics)
at
TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Project Leader: Dr Adeyelure Tope Samuel
DATE: 13 February 2021
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S/N
Reference
Summary of the
article
Perceived Gap
1
Briz-Ponce, L. et al. (2017) ‘Learning with
mobile technologies Students’ behavior’,
Computers in Human Behavior, 72, pp. 612
620. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.05.027.
This article
covers the
drivers and
factors
influencing the
behavior of
students when it
comes to the
usage of mobile
learning. Medical
students from the
University of
California took a
quantitative
survey which
showed that
students have a
strong attitude
when it comes to
using mobile
technologies as
compared to the
willingness for
recommendation.
This article discusses the
behaviors towards mobile
learning of medical
students in the University
of California as opposed to
the usage of mobile
learning in South African
public high schools, which
will be my focus.
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A Technology
Acceptance
Model is
suggested in this
study as well as
it’s implications.
2
Nikolopoulou, K. (2018) ‘Mobile learning usage
and acceptance: perceptions of secondary
school students’, Journal of Computers in
Education, 5(4), pp. 499519. doi:
10.1007/s40692-018-0127-8.
This article
discusses
perceptions
around the
acceptance and
usage of mobile
learning by
secondary
school students.
In Greece, 530
students
between the
ages of 12 18
were given a
questionnaire
which revealed
that mobile
phones are used
by 83% of the
population. This
study also states
that the higher
the grade, the
better the
acceptance and
My study will be focusing
on the usage of mobile
learning in South African
public high schools
specifically and will not
only focus on the students
but rather focus on both
the students as well as the
educators.
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usage of mobile
devices.
3
Al-Hunaiyyan, A., Alhajri, R. A. and Al-
Sharhan, S. (2018) ‘Perceptions and
challenges of mobile learning in Kuwait’,
Journal of King Saud University - Computer
and Information Sciences, 30(2), pp. 279289.
doi: 10.1016/j.jksuci.2016.12.001.
This article talks
about students
and instructors
perceptions
about mobile
learning as well
as the
challenges that
come with it. A
survey was
conducted on
623 students and
132 instructors
which revealed
that both the
students and
instructors are
quite familiar with
mobile devices
and their
positivity about
mobile
learning.Some
barriers
highlighted here
are social and
cultural issues
which may affect
the
This article focuses its
research in Kuwait
institutions and my
research will be based in
South African public high
schools.
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implementation
of mobile
learning.
4
Ruangvanich, S. and Nilsook, P. (2018)
‘Students’ Usage of Mobile Learning on
Information Technology and Communication
Subject for Grade 9 Students’, in Proceedings
of the 2018 International Conference on
Distance Education and Learning. New York,
NY, USA: Association for Computing
Machinery (ICDEL ’18), pp. 38–43. doi:
10.1145/3231848.3231878.
This conference
paper talks about
the usage of
mobile learning
by grade 9
students. By so
doing, it makes
use of
questionnaires to
find out the
comfort and
satisfaction level
of these grade 9
students when it
comes to the
content shared
using mobile
learning. The
conclusion is that
most students
are happy with
the shared
content and wish
to continue using
mobile learning
as a source of
teaching.
The research in this paper
is specifically for grade 9
students using mobile
learning as opposed to my
research which will be
focused at a larger group,
being high school
students, which includes
grade 8 9 pupils, making
use of mobile learning.
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5
Kaliisa, R., Palmer, E. and Miller, J. (2019)
‘Mobile learning in higher education: A
comparative analysis of developed and
developing country contexts’, British Journal of
Educational Technology, 50(2), pp. 546561.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12583.
This motive of
this paper is to
differentiate the
characteristics of
the use and
adoption of
mobile learning
in higher
education in both
developed and
developing
countries. A
survey
questionnaire
which was
distributed to 189
students was
taken in Uganda
and Australia in
order to come up
with a case
study. The
conclusion of this
study was that
students in both
developed and
developing
counties are still
at experimenting
stages when it
comes to mobile
This article focuses its
mobile learning research
on university students in
developed and developing
countries whereas my
study will cover the usage
of mobile learning in South
Afrrican public high
schools.
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learning since
there is still limits
as to how they
can make use of
their mobile
devices.
6
Al-Adwan, A. S., Al-Madadha, A. and
Zvirzdinaite, Z. (2018) ‘Modeling Students’
Readiness to Adopt Mobile Learning in Higher
Education: An Empirical Study’, International
Review of Research in Open and Distributed
Learning, 19(1). doi:
https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i1.3256.
This article
discusses the
factors that have
an impact on the
students
readiness to the
adoption of
mobile learning
in higher
education. A
questionnaire
was the used in
order to
understand what
the students
require and
prefer when it
comes to mobile
learning. Some
of the influencing
factors
discovered were,
complexity,
social influence
as well as self-
This article focuses on the
adoption of mobile learning
as opposed to the usage
of mobile learning, which
will be my focus.
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management.
This study then
further gives
insightful
information on
how to better
design and
implement
mobile learning
systems.
7
Dias, L. and Victor, A. (2017) ‘Teaching and
Learning with Mobile Devices in the 21st
Century Digital World: Benefits and
Challenges’, European Journal of
Multidisciplinary Studies, 2(5), pp. 339344.
doi: 10.26417/ejms.v5i1.p339-344.
This journal
article outlines
the benefits and
challenges of
mobile devices
on both teaching
and learning.
The study shows
positivity from
teachers and
students in terms
of how mobile
devices allow
motivation,
communication,
collaboration as
well as the ability
to research. With
the challenges
that are also
listed in this
My study will not only look
at the benefits and
challenges of mobile
learning but will also look
at how mobile learning is
being used by both
students and educators in
South African public high
schools.
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article, the
solution to them
is sufficient
training and
support.
8
Crompton, H. and Burke, D. (2018) ‘The use of
mobile learning in higher education: A
systematic review’, Computers & Education,
123, pp. 5364. doi:
10.1016/j.compedu.2018.04.007.
This article
consists of a
synthesis which
discusses factors
such as the
purpose,
methodologies,
educational
context,
educational level
and device
types, in mobile
learning between
the year 2010
and 2016. The
studies showed
the impact of
mobile learning
on student
achievements.
The conclusion
made from the
synthesis is the
encouragement
of higher
education
This article discusses the
findings of how mobile
learning impacted students
achievements between the
year 2010 and 2016. My
study will be addresgsing
the usage of mobile
learning in South African
public high schools in the
current/upcoming year(s).
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faculties to make
use of mobile
learning in order
to expand their
learning
possibilities.
9
Schuck, S., Kearney, M. and Burden, K. (2017)
‘Exploring mobile learning in the Third Space’,
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 26(2),
pp. 121137. doi:
10.1080/1475939X.2016.1230555.
This article talks
about what can
be achieved
through mobile
learning in the
third space. The
true definition
and use of the
third space as
well as it’s belief
to contribute to
the 21
st
century
learning, is also
covered. The
conclusion is
suggestions on
how the roles of
educators and
students need to
change in order
to increase the
potential of
mobile learning.
This article focuses on the
usage of mobile learning in
the third space and how
educators and students
can improve their usage of
mobile devices whereas
my study will focus on the
usage of mobile learning in
South African public high
schools.
10
Chase, T. J. G. et al. (2018) ‘Mobile learning in
medicine: an evaluation of attitudes and
This article
addresses the
This study focuses on he
usage of mobile devices
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behaviours of medical students’, BMC Medical
Education, 18(1), p. 152. doi: 10.1186/s12909-
018-1264-5.
impact of mobile
devices in clinical
learning
environments. It
assesses things
such as studying
habits as well as
perceptions
towards mobile
device supported
learning. To
support this
study, 18
students were
put to the test
with mobile
devices and the
feedback was
recorded in a
form of
questionnaires.
The conclusion
was that mobile
learning does
have a positive
effect on the
work efficiency of
students.
by medical students and
my study will focus on the
usage of mobile learning in
South African public high
schools.
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Question Two 20 marks (40%)
Write up a PROBLEM STATEMENT
Transformation of the delivery of education and training in the higher education sector
by providing students with an opportunity to learn anywhere and at any time is called
Mobile Learning (Kumar and Mohite, 2017). Mobile Learning is a way of using mobile
devices such as tablets and smartphones to access learning content and it can be
accessible anywhere and at anytime. The largest population of mobile device users is
between the ages of 18 and 21 (Crompton and Burke, 2018). Usage of mobile learning
in schools is a study covered by most authors and the benefits and challenges are
clearly outlined in those articles but the usage of mobile learning in South African public
high schools particularly is not covered by many, which is where my focus will be.
According to Biloš et al. (2017), the focus was to explore students mobile device usage
habits, their attitude towards receiving content through mobile devices and their
preferred application features when it comes to mobile learning, in vocational education
and secondary schools in three European countries.
Based on the reviewed articles, it is quite evident that there is minimal study that focuses
on the usage of mobile learning in South African public schools. Hence this study is
proposed to address the gap in the Usage of Mobile Learning in South African public
schools.
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References
Kumar, B. A. and Mohite, P. (2017) ‘Usability Study of Mobile Learning Application in
Higher Education Context: An Example from Fiji National University’, in Murphy, A. et al.
(eds) Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing
Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies. Singapore: Springer (Education in the Asia-
Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects), pp. 607622. doi: 10.1007/978-981-
10-4944-6_29.
Crompton, H. and Burke, D. (2018) ‘The use of mobile learning in higher education: A
systematic review’, Computers & Education, 123, pp. 5364. doi:
10.1016/j.compedu.2018.04.007.
Biloš, A., Turkalj, D. and Kelić, I. (2017) ‘Mobile Learning Usage and Preferences of
Vocational Secondary School Students: The cases of Austria, the Czech Republic, and
Germany’, Naše gospodarstvo/Our economy, 63(1), pp. 5969. doi: 10.1515/ngoe-
2017-0006.

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Usage of Mobile Learning in South African Public High Schools By Zanele Mathabela 217611628 Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the subject INFORMATION SYSTEM RESEARCH (ISR117V) As requirements for: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN INFORMATICS In the FACULTY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (Department of Informatics) at TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Project Leader: Dr Adeyelure Tope Samuel DATE: 13 February 2021 S/N Reference Summary of the Perceived Gap article 1 Briz-Ponce, L. et al. (2017) ‘Learning with This article This article discusses the mobile technologies – Students’ behavior’, covers the behaviors towards mobile Computers in Human Behavior, 72, pp. 612– drivers and learning of medical 620. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.05.027. factors students in the University influencing the of California as opposed to behavior of the usage of mobile students when it learning in South African comes to the public high schools, which usage of mobile will be my focus. learning. Medical students from the University of California took a quantitative survey which showed that students have a strong attitude when it comes to using mobile technologies as compared to the willingness for recommendation. A Technology Acceptance Model is suggested in this study as well as it’s implications. 2 Nikolopoulou, K. (2018) ‘Mobile learning usage This article My study will be focusing and acceptance: perceptions of secondary discusses on the usage of mobile school students’, Journal of Computers in perceptions learning in South African Education, 5(4), pp. 499–519. doi: around the public high schools 10.1007/s40692-018-0127-8. acceptance and specifically and will not usage of mobile only focus on the students learning by but rather focus on both secondary the students as well as the school students. educators. In Greece, 530 students between the ages of 12 – 18 were given a questionnaire which revealed that mobile phones are used by 83% of the population. This study also states that the higher the grade, the better the acceptance and usage of mobile devices. 3 Al-Hunaiyyan, A., Alhajri, R. A. and Al- This article talks This article focuses its Sharhan, S. (2018) ‘Perceptions and about students research in Kuwait challenges of mobile learning in Kuwait’, and instructors institutions and my Journal of King Saud University - Computer perceptions research will be based in and Information Sciences, 30(2), pp. 279–289. about mobile South African public high doi: 10.1016/j.jksuci.2016.12.001. learning as well schools. as the challenges that come with it. A survey was conducted on 623 students and 132 instructors which revealed that both the students and instructors are quite familiar with mobile devices and their positivity about mobile learning.Some barriers highlighted here are social and cultural issues which may affect the implementation of mobile learning. 4 Ruangvanich, S. and Nilsook, P. (2018) This conference ‘Students’ Usage of Mobile Learning on paper talks about is specifically for grade 9 Information Technology and Communication the usage of students using mobile Subject for Grade 9 Students’, in Proceedings mobile learning learning as opposed to my of the 2018 International Conference on by grade 9 research which will be Distance Education and Learning. New York, students. By so focused at a larger group, NY, USA: Association for Computing doing, it makes being high school Machinery (ICDEL ’18), pp. 38–43. doi: use of students, which includes 10.1145/3231848.3231878. questionnaires to grade 8 – 9 pupils, making find out the use of mobile learning. comfort and satisfaction level of these grade 9 students when it comes to the content shared using mobile learning. The conclusion is that most students are happy with the shared content and wish to continue using mobile learning as a source of teaching. The research in this paper 5 Kaliisa, R., Palmer, E. and Miller, J. (2019) This motive of This article focuses its ‘Mobile learning in higher education: A this paper is to mobile learning research comparative analysis of developed and differentiate the on university students in developing country contexts’, British Journal of characteristics of developed and developing Educational Technology, 50(2), pp. 546–561. the use and countries whereas my doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12583. adoption of study will cover the usage mobile learning of mobile learning in South in higher Afrrican public high education in both schools. developed and developing countries. A survey questionnaire which was distributed to 189 students was taken in Uganda and Australia in order to come up with a case study. The conclusion of this study was that students in both developed and developing counties are still at experimenting stages when it comes to mobile learning since there is still limits as to how they can make use of their mobile devices. 6 Al-Adwan, A. S., Al-Madadha, A. and This article This article focuses on the Zvirzdinaite, Z. (2018) ‘Modeling Students’ discusses the adoption of mobile learning Readiness to Adopt Mobile Learning in Higher factors that have as opposed to the usage Education: An Empirical Study’, International an impact on the of mobile learning, which Review of Research in Open and Distributed students will be my focus. Learning, 19(1). doi: readiness to the https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v19i1.3256. adoption of mobile learning in higher education. A questionnaire was the used in order to understand what the students require and prefer when it comes to mobile learning. Some of the influencing factors discovered were, complexity, social influence as well as self- management. This study then further gives insightful information on how to better design and implement mobile learning systems. 7 Dias, L. and Victor, A. (2017) ‘Teaching and This journal My study will not only look Learning with Mobile Devices in the 21st article outlines at the benefits and Century Digital World: Benefits and the benefits and challenges of mobile Challenges’, European Journal of challenges of learning but will also look Multidisciplinary Studies, 2(5), pp. 339–344. mobile devices at how mobile learning is doi: 10.26417/ejms.v5i1.p339-344. on both teaching being used by both and learning. students and educators in The study shows South African public high positivity from schools. teachers and students in terms of how mobile devices allow motivation, communication, collaboration as well as the ability to research. With the challenges that are also listed in this article, the solution to them is sufficient training and support. 8 Crompton, H. and Burke, D. (2018) ‘The use of This article This article discusses the mobile learning in higher education: A consists of a findings of how mobile systematic review’, Computers & Education, synthesis which learning impacted students 123, pp. 53–64. doi: discusses factors achievements between the 10.1016/j.compedu.2018.04.007. such as the year 2010 and 2016. My purpose, study will be addresgsing methodologies, the usage of mobile educational learning in South African context, public high schools in the educational level current/upcoming year(s). and device types, in mobile learning between the year 2010 and 2016. The studies showed the impact of mobile learning on student achievements. The conclusion made from the synthesis is the encouragement of higher education faculties to make use of mobile learning in order to expand their learning possibilities. 9 Schuck, S., Kearney, M. and Burden, K. (2017) This article talks This article focuses on the ‘Exploring mobile learning in the Third Space’, about what can usage of mobile learning in Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 26(2), be achieved the third space and how pp. 121–137. doi: through mobile educators and students 10.1080/1475939X.2016.1230555. learning in the can improve their usage of third space. The mobile devices whereas true definition my study will focus on the and use of the usage of mobile learning in third space as South African public high well as it’s belief schools. to contribute to the 21st century learning, is also covered. The conclusion is suggestions on how the roles of educators and students need to change in order to increase the potential of mobile learning. 10 Chase, T. J. G. et al. (2018) ‘Mobile learning in This article This study focuses on he medicine: an evaluation of attitudes and addresses the usage of mobile devices behaviours of medical students’, BMC Medical impact of mobile Education, 18(1), p. 152. doi: 10.1186/s12909- devices in clinical my study will focus on the 018-1264-5. learning usage of mobile learning in environments. It South African public high assesses things schools. such as studying habits as well as perceptions towards mobile device supported learning. To support this study, 18 students were put to the test with mobile devices and the feedback was recorded in a form of questionnaires. The conclusion was that mobile learning does have a positive effect on the work efficiency of students. by medical students and Question Two 20 marks (40%) Write up a PROBLEM STATEMENT Transformation of the delivery of education and training in the higher education sector by providing students with an opportunity to learn anywhere and at any time is called Mobile Learning (Kumar and Mohite, 2017). Mobile Learning is a way of using mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones to access learning content and it can be accessible anywhere and at anytime. The largest population of mobile device users is between the ages of 18 and 21 (Crompton and Burke, 2018). Usage of mobile learning in schools is a study covered by most authors and the benefits and challenges are clearly outlined in those articles but the usage of mobile learning in South African public high schools particularly is not covered by many, which is where my focus will be. According to Biloš et al. (2017), the focus was to explore students mobile device usage habits, their attitude towards receiving content through mobile devices and their preferred application features when it comes to mobile learning, in vocational education and secondary schools in three European countries. Based on the reviewed articles, it is quite evident that there is minimal study that focuses on the usage of mobile learning in South African public schools. Hence this study is proposed to address the gap in the Usage of Mobile Learning in South African public schools. References Kumar, B. A. and Mohite, P. (2017) ‘Usability Study of Mobile Learning Application in Higher Education Context: An Example from Fiji National University’, in Murphy, A. et al. (eds) Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies. Singapore: Springer (Education in the AsiaPacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects), pp. 607–622. doi: 10.1007/978-98110-4944-6_29. Crompton, H. and Burke, D. (2018) ‘The use of mobile learning in higher education: A systematic review’, Computers & Education, 123, pp. 53–64. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2018.04.007. Biloš, A., Turkalj, D. and Kelić, I. (2017) ‘Mobile Learning Usage and Preferences of Vocational Secondary School Students: The cases of Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany’, Naše gospodarstvo/Our economy, 63(1), pp. 59–69. doi: 10.1515/ngoe2017-0006. Name: Description: ...
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