Feasibility assessment on the implementation of m-learning at universidad politecnica salesiana at Guayaquil

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© 2017 Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions. All rights reserved. This research is the follow up of a study on reading habits among students at Universidad Politécnica Salesiana at Guayaquil. Results showed that the students' preferences for reading and library utilization are below the surveyed average. These outcomes lead to identify the new ways and spaces for reading preferred by undergraduate students. In this context, this article aims at evaluating the viability of adopting mobile devices in the teaching and learning process at this university. The study applies the simple observation technique, as well as focus groups were held with the attendance of students from different levels and majors, what revealed the raising inclination for mobile devices and the easiness of its implementation in the teaching and learning processes. Further, based on the experiences of other institutions in the use of mobile apps for education and the findings of the focus groups, a feasibility assessment is carried out to analyse the implementation of m-learning features that would allow an easy access to the university digital repository via mobile devices as a source for academic reading.
Translated title of the contributionEvaluación de la factibilidad de la implementación del m-learning en la Universidad Politécnica Salesiana de Guayaquil.
Original languageEnglish (US)
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StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventGlobal Partnerships for Development and Engineering Education: Proceedings of the 15th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology - , United States
Duration: 19 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Conference

ConferenceGlobal Partnerships for Development and Engineering Education: Proceedings of the 15th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Abbreviated titleLACCEI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period19/07/1721/07/17

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