Title: Obstacles and Opportunities for Yemeni Students to Use Mobile Learning

Issue Number: Vol. 3, No. 4
Year of Publication: Dec - 2017
Page Numbers: 161-173
Authors: Nawal Al.Ragawi, Ammar Zahary
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002386

Abstract:


These days we are witnessing a rapid development in technology, especially in the areas of information and communication technology (ICT) and distance learning. Mobile learning uses mobile devices such as digital cell phones, personal digital assistants and laptops. Traditional learning process faces many troubles in Yemen because of the lack of resources and the management issues. We have remarked that most of students and teachers have smartphones and they often access the Internet frequently during the day hours, especially the higher education students. Thus, we thought that using M-Learning may add a great value and provide a kind of assistance for the learning process stakeholders in Yemen, and this is the motivation of this research. This paper attempts to give a vision for the future of education in Yemen by using M-learning to support the education in order to keep pace with the global development. The main aim of this paper is to identify the possible obstacles and opportunities of using M-learning in Yemen. The field survey of this paper focuses on different categories of universities and schools in Yemen. The study sample was applied to 148 male and female students. Data was collected and analyzed using SPSS, and the results show that a percentage of 74.4% of the study sample has a strong desire to use M-learning in learning process. Results also show the benefit from opportunities is about 80.5%, and the emergence of some difficulties that hinder the use of smartphones in learning process is about 76.4%