Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Education in Educational Technology
Reading, Foundations and Technology
mobile learning, iTunes U, educational technology, instructional technology, education
Instructional Media Design
This thesis explores the experiences of educators and learners utilizing the mobile learning technology iTunes U in the classroom. The interest in mobile learning has been growing rapidly over the past decade, during which time mobile learning has moved from being only a research topic to now being common in mainstream society. Mobile technology and learning are evolving in conjunction with one another, and educators and learners using these mobile learning technologies are beginning to realize the full potential that was previously only predicted. This study examines the qualities of the iTunes U experience for learners, as well as the qualities of the iTunes U experience for educators utilizing iTunes U as a mobile learning component in their teaching. The qualities of experience found include ease of use, frequency of use, ratings of enjoyment, and obstacles to use. The qualities found were that the majority of students are interested in mobile learning and are proactive in including it in their education, while educators are divided concerning their adoption and implementation of mobile learning in their teaching.
© Brad Stewart Mitchell
Mitchell, Brad Stewart, "Learning on the Go: a Study of the Qualities of Experience For Educators and Learners Using Itunes U" (2013). MSU Graduate Theses. 1514.