Ibukun Smart Oladele, Oyewusi Lawunmi Molara


The study examined the attitude of undergraduate students towards the use of mobile technology for learning; it investigated the perception of undergraduate students on the use of mobile technology for learning and also determined the relationship that exists between the attitude of the undergraduate students and their use of mobile technology for learning. These were with the view to encouraging the utilization of mobile technologies in the classroom in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Six hundred undergraduate students were selected from the six faculties using stratified random sampling based on the level of study and faculty. A 32 item questionnaire designed on five points Likert Scale was used to gather information from the sample. The results revealed that the students had a very good attitude towards the use of mobile technology for learning (X= 42.11, S.D= 4.73). The result showed that undergraduate students had the right perception of the use of mobile technologies (x= 27.2, S.D= 3.58). The results also revealed that attitude was a predictor of students use of mobile technologies (F= 87.48; p< 0.05). There was a significant relationship between the student’s attitude and their use of mobile technologies for learning (r= 0.373; P < 0.05). Also, there is no significant difference between male and female undergraduate students attitude towards the use of mobile technologies for learning and based on the result obtained which is p=0.71 which means that p<0.05. 


Article visualizations:

Hit counter



attitude towards the use of technology; perception; mobile technology; Federal University of technology; undergraduate students


Aderinoye, R. A., Ojokheta, K. O. and Olojede A. A. (2007). Integrating Mobile Learning into Nomadic Education Programmes in Nigeria: Issues and perspectives. The international review of research in open and distance learning, pp. 8 (2).

Al-Fahad, F. N. (2009) Students’ Attitudes and Perceptions towards the Effectiveness of Mobile Learning in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Online Submission

Cavus, N. and Uzunboylu, H. (2009). Improving critical thinking skills in mobile learning. Procedia Social and Behavioural Sciences, 1 (1), 434-438.

Cavus, N. and Ibrahim, D. (2009) "Mobile Learning: An experiment in using SMS to support learning new English language words." British Journal of Educational Technology 40(1): 78-91.

Clarke E. M., Faeder J. R., Langmead C. J., Harris L. A., Jha S. K., Legay, A (2008). Statistical model checking in BioLab: applications to the automated analysis of T-cell receptor signalling pathway. Lect Notes Computer Science, 53 (07), 231–250.

Cochrane, T. and Bateman, R. (2009). Smart-phones give you wings: Pedagogical affordances of mobile Web2.0 Retrieved from Accessed January 26 2016

Corbeil, J. R. and Valdes-Corbeil, M. E. (2007). Are you ready for mobile learning? Educause Quarterly, 30, (2), 51-58.

Fishbein, M. and Ajzen, I. (1981). Attitudes and voting behavior: An application of the theory of reasoned action. In G. M. Stephenson & J. M. Davis (Eds.), Progress in Applied Social Psychology, I, 253.3 13. London: Wiley.

Guenther, S., Winkler, T., Ilgner, K. and Herczeg, M. (2008). Mobile Learning with Moles: A Case Study for Enriching Cognitive Learning by Collaborative Learning in Real World Contexts. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hyper media and Telecommunications, 374-380, Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Hsu, H., Wang, S. and Comac, L. (2008). Using audio-blogs to assist English-language learning: an investigation into student perception. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21 (2), 181-198.

Huang, J. H., Lin, Y. R. and Chuang, S. T. (2007). Elucidating user behaviour of mobile learning: A perspective of the extended technology acceptance model. The Electronic Library, 25 (5), 586-99. IntelFreePress (2013)

Jarvenpaa, S. and Lang, K. (2005). Managing the paradoxes of mobile technology. Information Systems Management, 22 (4), 7-23.

Ju, T. L., Sriprapaipong, W. and Minh, D. N. (2007). On the success factors of mobile learning. A paper presented at 5th International Conference on ICT and Higher Education, Bangkok. Retrieved from Accessed February 16 2015.

McFarlane, A., Roche, N. and Triggs, P. (2007). “Mobile learning: research findings: report to Becta”. Retrieved from Accessed 24 January 2016.

Olasedidun O. K. (2014) Relationship among Lecturers’ Perceived Usefulness, Ease of use, Attitude and Intention towards Social Media. Doctoral dissertation, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Oyewusi L. M. and Adamu, B. J. (2014). The Chemistry of Mobile Phones: A Research Report on the Extent of Usage of the Compact Technology among Students on Nigerian Campuses: World Journal of Education Vol. 4, No. 4; 2014

Peter, J. P. & Olson, J. C. (2002) Consumer behaviour and marketing strategy, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York.

Rogers, Y., Connelly, K., Hazlewood, W. and Tedesco, L., (2010). Enhancing learning: a study of how mobile devices can facilitate sense making. Personal & Ubiquitous Computing, 14 (2), 111-124.

Shakeel .I. and Ijaz A. Q. (2012). M-Learning Adoption: A Perspective from a Developing Country. The international review of research in open and distance learning, 13 pp (3).

Smith, P. J., Murphy, K .L. and Mahoney, S. E. (2003). “Towards identifying factors underlying readiness for online learning: an exploratory study”. Distance Education, 24 (1), 57-67

Sofowora, O. A. (2010). Empirical survey of the Adoption of Mobile Phones its Influence on social Behaviour, School and Academic Works of Young Adolescent Student in Osun State. Malaysian Journal of Educational Technology, Number 1, March 201, pp. 35 – 43

Traxler, .J. (2009) Current state of mobile learning in M. Ally, (Ed.), Mobile learning: Transforming the delivery of education and training, 9-24. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.

Uzunboylu, H., Cavus, N. and Ercag, E. (2009). Using mobile learning to increase environmental awareness. Computers & Education, 52 (2), 381-389.

Vavoula, G. (2004). KLeOS, A knowledge and learning organisation system in support of learning. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Birmingham, UK.

Venkatesh, B., Nargundkar, R., Sayed, F. K. and Shahaida, P. (2006). Assessing Indian Students’ perceptions towards m-learning some initial conclusions. International Journal of Mobile Marketing, 1 pp (2), 75-7.

Wang, M., Shen, R., Novak, D. & Pan, X. (2009). The impact of mobile learning on students’ learning behaviours and performance: Report from a large blended classroom. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40 (4), 673-695.

Williams, B., and Bearman, M. (2008). Podcasting lectures: the next silver bullet? Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care, 6 (3), 1-14

Wyatt, T. H., Krauskopf, P. B., Gaylord, N. M., Ward, A., Huffstutler-Hawkins, S. and Goodwin, L. (2010). Cooperative m-learning with nurse practitioner students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31 (2), 109-112.

Zhuang, L. and Xiaoyan, C. D (2009). Mobile learning applied research based on 3G technology. A Paper presented at Seventh ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2018 Ibukun Smart Oladele, Oyewusi Lawunmi Molara

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2015-2018. European Journal of Education Studies (ISSN 2501 - 1111) is a registered trademark of Open Access Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

This journal is a serial publication uniquely identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) serial number certificate issued by Romanian National Library (Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei). All the research works are uniquely identified by a CrossRef DOI digital object identifier supplied by indexing and repository platforms. All authors who send their manuscripts to this journal and whose articles are published on this journal retain full copyright of their articles. All the research works published on this journal are meeting the Open Access Publishing requirements and can be freely accessed, shared, modified, distributed and used in educational, commercial and non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).