Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1701

Full Length Research Paper

Determining the readiness levels of pre-service teachers towards mobile learning in classroom management

Muhammet Baş
  • Muhammet Baş
  • Faculty of Education, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey.
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Okan Sarıgöz
  • Okan Sarıgöz
  • Faculty of Education, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 22 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 18 April 2018
  •  Published: 23 May 2018

Abstract

Mobile Technologies are used in many areas of education, but they can be used for many purposes towards mobile learning such as the most supporting and developing learning, accessing information, being independent from time and space, increasing motivation, conducting research and preparing for examinations. The fact that mobile technology and mobile learning are independent from time and space means that they are always ready to use, and being practical and potable has made mobile events accepted all over the world. The aim of this study is to determine the level of readiness of the pre-service teachers studying in education faculties towards mobile learning. In the study, general survey model was used. The sample of the study is composed of 934 prospective teachers studying at the education faculty of Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey. The mobile learning readiness scale was used as data collection tool in the research. The validity and reability study of the scale used in the research was calculated in general terms of the scale and the Cronbach Alpha coefficient is reported as 0.95. As a result of the research, it was determined that the readiness level of the prospective teachers does not change depending on the gender and the students use the mobile technologies most in communication, studying, acquiring information and making plans. In addition, in the study, the results have been reached, such as both theoretical and practical training should be given in universities in order to increase the availability of prospective teachers on mobile learning.

Key words: Mobile learning, online learning, mobile technology, readiness, classroom management.