Authors : Alaa Edein M. Qoussini and Shaima M. Al-Tabib
Abstract: The mobile phones ownership among the undergraduates in Oman was recorded as high. However, little was known about its utilization patterns, thus, the focus of this study was to determine the utilization patterns of mobile phones based on the National Education Technology Standard for Students (NETS.S) among undergraduates in Oman. This study was based on a quantitative research and the population comprised undergraduates from four different faculties in the public university (SQU). A total of 380 questionnaires were analyzed. Based on the results, the undergraduates utilization level of mobile phones for communication and collaboration tool was the highest level. Also, mobile phones utilization as tool for basic operations, research and information fluency, critical thinking and problem solving, digital citizenship, finally creativity and innovation were all at high level, respectively. Hence, more interest should be given to the use of mobile learning in order to encourage the students in higher education to fully utilize mobile learning technology for the learning purposes and enhancing the higher education.
Alaa Edein M. Qoussini and Shaima M. Al-Tabib, 2019. Pattern of Mobile Learning Utilization for Higher Education in Oman. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 258-266.