Awareness and Perception of Mobile-Learning Apps as E-learning Platforms in ODL Institutions, South-West Nigeria
Keywords:E-learning platform, Mobile Learning Apps, Distance Learning, Awareness, Attitude.
AbstractThe paper examined Distance Learners' awareness and perception of Mobile Learning Apps as e-learning platforms. The population for the study comprised of all Mathematics and Science Distance Learners in South-West Nigeria. The study employed survey research design with two hundred and eighty (280) learners involved. The sample for the study was selected using purposive sampling techniques. The instrument for data collection was a researcher designed questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation, while hypothesis was tested using t-test. The study revealed that most of the learners are aware of the availability of the mobile learning Apps. However, the study showed that the learners exhibit a negative attitude towards usage of mobile learning Apps as e-learning platforms. The study recommended among others that the distance learning institutions should use different medium to sensitize the learners on the benefit of the use of mobile learning Apps. Also, learners should be properly guided on how to easily make use of different mobile learning Apps as this can encourage them to be fully integrated into the on-line learning platforms.