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Adult learners' intention to adopt mobile learning: A motivational perspective
Hashim K.F., Tan F.B.,
Published in Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume: 46
Issue: 2
Pages: 381 - 390
Mobile learning (m-learning) is gaining popularity as the "anytime, anywhere" online learning channel. Academics and practitioners alike are showing interest in examining its ability to support online learning. However, prior studies have highlighted the challenges in promoting m-learning adoption. The extant m-learning literature has mainly focused on technology-related factors to examine m-learning adoption. However, few studies have investigated this topic from the users' motivation perspective and even fewer from an adult learner context. Hence, this study employs the uses and gratification theory to provide a better understanding of what motivates m-learning adoption in adult learners. The research findings suggest that adult learners' intention to use m-learning is influenced by their cognitive, affective and social needs through attitude. This paper concludes by noting the theoretical and practical contributions. © 2014 British Educational Research Association.
About the journal
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Open AccessNo