Date of Graduation

Spring 2013

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Educational Technology

Department

Reading, Foundations and Technology

Committee Chair

Ching-Wen Chang

Keywords

mobile learning, iTunes U, educational technology, instructional technology, education

Subject Categories

Instructional Media Design

Abstract

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.

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© Brad Stewart Mitchell

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