Understanding mobile technology-fit behaviors outside the classroom

Iris Reychav, Mary Dunaway, Michiko Kobayashi

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Abstract An increase in mobile device usage among college students has been documented in different countries. We provide a solid theoretical and empirical foundation for mobile learning in the context of distance education, and more guidance in terms of how to utilize emerging mobile technologies and to integrate them into their teaching more effectively. This research focuses on a deeper understanding of how learners use mobiles as learning tools outside the classroom. Our results are based on a specific population drawn from two different countries, in which the US (United States) population reflected students from the education field, while the students from Israel are drawn more from the engineering and science fields. The findings of this study contribute to the generalizations to the education field and information system designers who need to analyze and design mobile-learning (m-learning) applications to be used outside the classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2836
Pages (from-to)142-150
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Education
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015


  • Collaborative learning
  • Learning behaviors
  • Mobile technology
  • m-Learning


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