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Investigation of Learner Recognition to Introduction of Mobile Learning: A Study Targeting Officers at the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea
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  • Journal title : International Journal of Contents
  • Volume 10, Issue 3,  2014, pp.26-34
  • Publisher : The Korea Contents Association
  • DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.3.026
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Investigation of Learner Recognition to Introduction of Mobile Learning: A Study Targeting Officers at the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Korea
Jin, Sunmi; Hyun, Seunghye;
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Mobile learning is a practical learning method for busy adult learners because the mobility of digital devices can overcome the drawbacks of e-learning. However, research is strongly lacking in the theoretical exploration of mobile learning effects and functions and its empirical research. Moreover, the research of learning characteristics and learners` requirements must be considered before applying and disseminating mobile learning into the educational field. To address this shortcoming, this study conducted an online survey with 1,542 officers of the Ministry of Health and Welfare Affairs (MHWA) regarding learner recognition to mobile learning. The analysis of learners` attitudes toward mobile learning, based on age and position, indicated that subordinate workers appeared to place more value on mobile learning. Many participants preferred mobile learning because of its mobility and the effectiveness of anywhere and anytime. However, some participants continue to misunderstand mobile learning and its necessity. Therefore, consideration of learning effectiveness, the form of the content, and learner-centered learning must be reviewed in advance. This study could lead to practical implications of mobile learning.
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