IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

M-Learning in the Middle East: The Case of Bahrain

M-Learning in the Middle East: The Case of Bahrain
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Evangelia Marinakou (Royal University for Women, Bahrain) and Charalampos Giousmpasoglou (Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 24
Source title: Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA) and Miltiadis D. Lytras (American College of Greece, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7316-8.ch008

Purchase

View M-Learning in the Middle East: The Case of Bahrain on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

The introduction of e-learning in higher education has brought radical changes in the way undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are designed and delivered. University students now have access to their courses anytime, anywhere, which makes e-learning and m-learning popular and fashionable among university students globally. Nevertheless, instructors are now challenged, as they have to adopt new pedagogies in learning and teaching. This chapter explores the adoption of m-learning at universities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as the relevant current developments and challenges related to the major stakeholders (educators and students) in higher education. It mainly investigates the educators' views and perceptions of m-learning, as well as its future potential in higher education. Most of the educators use m-learning tools to some limited extent, and there is still opportunity to reach full integration with curriculum and the blended learning approach. Further, it is proposed that professional development should be provided to instructors to enable them to use the available new technologies in an appropriate and effective way.

Related Content

Frederic Fovet. © 2022. 20 pages.
Mariette Herro. © 2022. 16 pages.
Lori B. McEwen, Julie A. Foss. © 2022. 15 pages.
Aimee L. Whiteside, April Fleetwood. © 2022. 9 pages.
Kristen Carlson. © 2022. 12 pages.
Mario Andrade. © 2022. 16 pages.
Lauren M. Kaufman. © 2022. 21 pages.
Body Bottom