The Use of Mobile Learning Technologies in Primary Education

Camilleri, M.A. & Camilleri, A.C. (2020). The Use of Mobile Learning Technologies in Primary Education. In Zheng, R., Cognitive and Affective Perspectives on Immersive Technology in Education. IGI Global, Hershey, USA.

15 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2020

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Mark Anthony Camilleri

University of Malta; University of Edinburgh

Adriana Camilleri

University of Bath - Department of Psychology

Date Written: January 11, 2020

Abstract

This research explains the rationale behind the utilization of mobile learning technologies. It involves a qualitative study among children to better understand their opinions and perceptions toward the use of educational applications (apps) that are available on their mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The researchers organized semi-structured, face-to-face interview sessions with primary school students who were using mobile technologies at their primary school. The students reported that their engagement with the educational apps has improved their competencies. They acquired relational and communicative skills as they collaborated in teams. On the other hand, there were a few students who were not perceiving the usefulness and the ease of use of the educational apps on their mobile device. This study indicates that the research participants had different skillsets as they exhibited different learning abilities. In conclusion, this contribution opens-up avenues for future research in this promising field of study.

Keywords: education technology, mobile, mobile learning, simulation games, storytelling, primary education

JEL Classification: I2, I20, I21, I24, O3, O30, O31, O32, O33

Suggested Citation

Camilleri, Mark and Camilleri, Adriana, The Use of Mobile Learning Technologies in Primary Education (January 11, 2020). Camilleri, M.A. & Camilleri, A.C. (2020). The Use of Mobile Learning Technologies in Primary Education. In Zheng, R., Cognitive and Affective Perspectives on Immersive Technology in Education. IGI Global, Hershey, USA., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3521844

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University of Edinburgh

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Adriana Camilleri

University of Bath - Department of Psychology ( email )

United Kingdom

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