Year

2015

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Department

Faculty of Education

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine relations between Kuwaiti students’ perceptions of ease of use, usefulness and attitudes towards the use of Short Message Service (SMS) to support learning and teaching. In developing countries, students may not have access to information and communication technologies such as computers and highspeed internet connections, and the use of digital technologies in learning may be limited. However, mobile phones are a popular and inexpensive technology that most university students can access. Research has suggested that SMS is a mobile phone service that has advantages as an educational tool. Kuwait, as a developing country, has a high mobile subscription rate among university students. This study examined Kuwaiti university students’ acceptance of the use SMS technology to support their learning, their preferences regarding how SMS is used and their views on the educational value of SMS to understand how SMS may support learning in higher education.

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