Investigating and Criteria Classifying and Effective Components on Mobile Learning among Faculties of Islamic Azad Universities, Mazandaran Province, Iran

Fatemeh Taheri, Kioumars Niaz Azari

Abstract


The aim of present study was to identify the components and effective dimensions and its classification on mobile learning. The population of present study was all full time faculties comprising assistant, associated full professors of all comprehensive and very great branches of Islamic Azad University of Mazandaran province, Iran. The number of population was 449 individuals, based on stratified random sampling method and by using Cochran formula, 210 individuals were selected. 20 components were identified by literature review research and feedback from supervisors and co-supervisors. These components in the questionnaire were designed in 106 questions. To assess the reliability and validity the questionnaire was distributed among 30 individuals by using Cronbach's alpha (0.94). The data were analyzed using the SPSS and LISREL software and using descriptive statistics and inferential statistical techniques by exploratory and confirmatory after data collection, 20 components were identified as effective mobile learning components and in educational, technological, operational and environmental groups. The largest effectiveness contribution was related to safety component and the lowest contribution was related to the field component. Among dimensions, the most impact was technological aspects and the least impact was related to environmental dimension.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3p808


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