Mobile learning content management systems (MLCMS) actual use, perceived use, and experiences of use
Edgar Napoleon Asiimwe, Örebro University
Åke Grönlund, Örebro University
Mobile learning involves use of mobile devices to participate in learning activities. Most e-learning activities are available to participants through learning systems such as learning content management systems (LCMS). Due to certain challenges, LCMS are not equally accessible on all mobile devices.
This study investigates LCMS actual use, perceived use and user experiences of LCMS use on mobile phones at Makerere University in Uganda. The study identifies challenges pertaining to use and discusses how to improve LCMS use on mobile phones. Such solutions are a cornerstone in enabling and improving mobile learning. Data were collected by means of focus group discussions, an online survey designed based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), and LCMS log files of users’ activities. Data were collected from two courses where Moodle was used as a learning platform. The results indicate positive attitudes towards use of LCMS on phones but also huge challenges which are technical in nature.
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