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Introducing mobile internet as a learning assistant for secondary and higher secondary students

Najmul Hasan, Md. Mahfuz Ashraf, Abdullah Abm and Md Murad ()

Journal of Developing Areas, 2016, vol. 50, issue 5, 41-55

Abstract: The growth of introducing mobile learning has dramatically reshaped teaching and learning processes in education (Hwang & Chang, 2011; Marwan, Madar, & Fuad, 2014; Wu, Hwang, Su, & Huang, 2012). The use of smart phones offers a powerful learning environment and can transform the learning and teaching process so that students can deal with knowledge in an active, self-directed and constructive way (Cheon, Lee, Crooks, & Song, 2012). At present the smart phone is considered an important means to promote new methods of instruction (teaching and learning). It can be used to develop students' skills for cooperation, communication, problem solving and lifelong learning (Gikas & Grant, 2013). By adopting mobile internet, we can offer high quality education. Chhachhar, Makhijani, Khushk, and Maher (2013) identified four distinct faces of quality education, which can be supported by ICT: learning by doing, real time conversation, delayed time conversation and directed instruction. Higgins and Associates (2003) and Rau, Gao, and Wu (2008) suggested that the use of ICT and mobile internet could improve performance, teaching, and administration, have a positive impact on education as a whole. The information and communication technology (ICT) revolution brings specific challenges to education systems around the world. Due to its easy accessibility this means of education using ICT has become very popular all over the world. In this present world the smart phone is part and parcel of the modern communication system. With the benefits of the internet service, especially mobile internet service like 3G and 4G, the worlds’ information is on hand to everyone. This paper intends to present an idea about mobile internet based education all over the globe and its applicability in Bangladesh along with investigating the developing progress of ICT in educational institutions and educational organization related activities and provides comprehensive recommendations to build better learning in Bangladesh in the near future.

Keywords: ICT; Mobile Internet; Educational system; Bangladesh (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 I25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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