PERCEPTIONS OF EDUCATION LECTURERS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MOBILE LEARNING
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The rapid development of mobile and wireless communication technology has had great impact on education. Previous researchers have implemented mobile device-assisted learning, that is known as mobile learning. Mobile learning offers new opportunities for educators and learners in attempt to improve their quality of teaching and learning. However, mobile learning is still rarely used nowadays. There are some factors that influence these problems, such as the willingness and readiness of educators to use mobile learning in their classroom. The willingness and readiness of educators to implement mobile learning are highly related to their education and work background. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the background and perception of educators on mobile learning. The method used in this study was descriptive method with qualitative approach. The data were collected from education lecturers who teach in Universitas Syiah Kuala by means of questionnaires and interviews. The results show that education lecturers in FKIP Universitas Syiah Kuala had positive perceptions of mobile learning and they were looking forward to integrating mobile learning in their teaching and learning activity. Interestingly, education and work background of the lecturers had no influence on mobile learning implementation. The financial and device issues were not to be the obstacles for the lecturers to integrate mobile learning in their class. The findings obtained from this study hopefully will be used as a basis to design and to develop a mobile learning system for education teachers in Indonesia, especially in Aceh province.
Keywords: Education lecturers, Mobile learning, Perception.
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