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STUDENTS’ EQUIPMENTFOR M-LEARNINGat the Schoolof Managementatthe NewBulgarian University,SofiaGeorgi Yadkov15 June 2013Sch...
TRENDS
2013 in numbersUsers of mobile services1,7 bln use mobile internet4,5 bln users
Trends - smartphones2015 – 80 % of the internet trafficwill be generated by mobile devices
Trends in higher education
What is m-learning?„using mobile technologiesto facilitate learning “(Hwang & Tsai 2011)
Mobile devicesCriteria:1. Communication and information functions2. Small and easily carried3. No physical connection to f...
RESEARCH OVERVIEW
Goal of the researchTo identify the level of equipment with mobile devicesand the attitude for using them in the learning ...
Target groupAll students and alumni of the MA programs“Management for Organizational Excellence” and“Human Resource Manage...
RESULTS
Mobile devices owned by students0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%E-readersTabletsSmartphonesMobile devices owned by students
Attitude to the m-devices’ usage0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%E-readersTabletsSmartphonesPositive Negative
Number of m-devices per person0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35%40%45%0 1 2 3
Smartphones - OS0%10%20%30%40%50%60%BlackBerry Synbian Windows iOS Android
Tablets - ОS0%10%20%30%40%50%60%Dont know iOS Android
E-readers - Brands0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Acer Sony Kindle
CONCLUSIONS
Conclusions• Mobile devices are widely spread among thetarget group• There are opportunities to use m-devices inthe learni...
THANK YOU!Georgi Yadkov
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STUDENTS’ EQUIPMENT FOR M-LEARNING

  1. 1. STUDENTS’ EQUIPMENTFOR M-LEARNINGat the Schoolof Managementatthe NewBulgarian University,SofiaGeorgi Yadkov15 June 2013School of Management – New Bulgarian University
  2. 2. TRENDS
  3. 3. 2013 in numbersUsers of mobile services1,7 bln use mobile internet4,5 bln users
  4. 4. Trends - smartphones2015 – 80 % of the internet trafficwill be generated by mobile devices
  5. 5. Trends in higher education
  6. 6. What is m-learning?„using mobile technologiesto facilitate learning “(Hwang & Tsai 2011)
  7. 7. Mobile devicesCriteria:1. Communication and information functions2. Small and easily carried3. No physical connection to fixed power sourceor telecommunication service
  8. 8. RESEARCH OVERVIEW
  9. 9. Goal of the researchTo identify the level of equipment with mobile devicesand the attitude for using them in the learning processof the students in the MA programs at theSchool of Management – New Bulgarian University.
  10. 10. Target groupAll students and alumni of the MA programs“Management for Organizational Excellence” and“Human Resource Management and Development”
  11. 11. RESULTS
  12. 12. Mobile devices owned by students0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%E-readersTabletsSmartphonesMobile devices owned by students
  13. 13. Attitude to the m-devices’ usage0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%E-readersTabletsSmartphonesPositive Negative
  14. 14. Number of m-devices per person0%5%10%15%20%25%30%35%40%45%0 1 2 3
  15. 15. Smartphones - OS0%10%20%30%40%50%60%BlackBerry Synbian Windows iOS Android
  16. 16. Tablets - ОS0%10%20%30%40%50%60%Dont know iOS Android
  17. 17. E-readers - Brands0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%Acer Sony Kindle
  18. 18. CONCLUSIONS
  19. 19. Conclusions• Mobile devices are widely spread among thetarget group• There are opportunities to use m-devices inthe learning process but at this stage it is notentirely possible to replace regular learningwith m-learning• Android and iOS are the leading OS amongsmartphones and tablets• Kindle is the leading brand among e-readers
  20. 20. THANK YOU!Georgi Yadkov

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