E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

The Impact of Mobile Technology in Education: A Focus on Business Information Systems at the International University of Management in Namibia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_10,
        author={Zanele Mlotshwa and Apostolos Giannakopoulos},
        title={The Impact of Mobile Technology in Education: A Focus on Business Information Systems at the International University of Management in Namibia},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={Mobile technology Education University Teaching Learning Mobile devices},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_10}
    }
    
  • Zanele Mlotshwa
    Apostolos Giannakopoulos
    Year: 2016
    The Impact of Mobile Technology in Education: A Focus on Business Information Systems at the International University of Management in Namibia
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_10
Zanele Mlotshwa1,*, Apostolos Giannakopoulos1,*
  • 1: University of South Africa
*Contact email: zamlotshwa@gmail.com, gianna@unisa.ac.za

Abstract

This paper is about implementing mobile technology to improve teaching and learning. Mobile technologies include laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart devices and PDAs. Research has shown that there appears to be some gains to both lecturer and students when mobile technology is incorporated into teaching-learning. Mobile technology can also be used by teachers as a tool to deliver lectures to students through recorded materials. The assumption is that all students possess a mobile device adhering to minimum standards be it their own or supplied by the institution. A study was conducted to establish the impact of such devices in the teaching and learning situation focusing on Business Information Systems at the International University of Management (IUM) in Namibia. Mixed methods research paradigm and the quasi- experimental method were used based on the positivistic philosophical approach. The results showed that use of mobile technology can have a positive effect on academic performance.