M-learning in the Middle East: the case of Bahrain

Marinakou, Evangelia and Giousmpasoglou, Charalampos ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9225-3475 (2014) M-learning in the Middle East: the case of Bahrain. In: Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education. IGI Global, Hershey, USA, pp. 176-199. ISBN 9781466673168

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7316-8.ch008
Subjects: Education
Depositing User: Babis Giousmpasoglou
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:18
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1528

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