An Exploratory Qualitative Study to Determine Factors Influencing the Adoption of Mobile Learning for Tertiary Education

By Raj Gururajan, Jacquelin McDonald, Vijaya Gururajan and Rohan Genrich.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This study reports the preliminary results of a focus group discussion.

Keywords: MLearning, Technology Adoption

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.33-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.271MB).

Assoc Prof Raj Gururajan

Raj Gururajan is currently the Chair of Research in IS at USQ. His research interest includes adoption of wireless technology to health and education. He is currently involved in projects studying the adoption of technology to various settings. He has over 100 refereed papers published in journals, international conferences including a book in Computer Science published by Prentice Hall.

Jacquelin McDonald

Jacquelin McDonald is a Senior Lecturer (Learning & Teaching Enhancement) in the Learning and Teaching Support Unit, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. She has worked in education for over 30 years, and during the past 15 years as an instructional designer in tertiary and training environments. She is a practicing instructional designer, and has designed online, distance education, multimedia and blended learning materials, for on-campus, distance and online national and international learners. She has taught instructional design courses in online programs. Her research interests include the application of technology to foster innovative and effective learning and teaching, instructional design, hybrid/blended learning, communities of practice, interaction and engagement in online learning and professional development. She has co-authored book chapters and a number of journal articles in her research areas and has presented at several international and national conferences. She holds a master’s degree in flexible learning and is currently researching online interaction as part of her doctoral study at USQ.

Vijaya Gururajan

Vijaya works as an e-Framework Standards Specialist, RUBRIC Project, Distance and e-learning Centre (DeC), University of Southern Queensland. As a standards specialist she identifies various standards from several ICT projects in the domain of e-learning. Vijaya has been working in the academia for the past 12 years teaching Computer and Information Systems subjects at different Universities. Her expertise lies in the area of Knowledge Management with specific focus to Knowledge Transfer Issues. Until recently she was involved in teaching Knowledge Management to postgraduate students. She also specialise in conducting focus group discussions in order to collect research data. She is involved in various research projects that explore tele-health, mobile and wireless devices used in education. She is a member of Australian Standards Committee. In her current position she is involved in harvesting knowledge through institutional repositories for future use.

Rohan Genrich

Rohan Genrich is working as a lecturer in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Southern Queensland. His research interest is education technologies. Rohan Genrich is currently studying for his Master’s degree with specific attention paid to Information Systems Education issues. His research among other educational aspects includes the rapid attrition seen in the student enrolment at tertiary level Information Systems in Australia. He is negotiating with Australian industries, Australian Computer Society and Universities to understand the reasons behind this low enrolment figures in order to address the problems. He will be investigating these issues through a doctoral study in 2007. Rohan has published in major international conferences.

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