Effects of Mobile Learning on Paramedical Students’ Academic Achievement and Self-regulation

Zare Bidaki, Majid and Naderi, Fatemeh and Ayati, Mohsen (2013) Effects of Mobile Learning on Paramedical Students’ Academic Achievement and Self-regulation. Future of Medical Education Journal, 3 (3). pp. 24-28.

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Background Mobile learning affects learners through motivation, cooperation, information sharing, and availability. It provides opportunities for learners, learning providers and universities. This study aimed to examine the role of mobile learning on the academic achievement and self-regulation of paramedical sciences in Birjand University of Medical Sciences. Methods This survey is a quasi-experimental study. The research population included operating room technology students in Ghaen and Ferdows faculties as satellite faculties. Samples included 43 persons. Initially a relevant microbiology mobile book was installed on students’ mobile phones in test group (22 students). In this group, during the semester, the microbiology contents delivered through the mobile books and SMS, in addition to face-to-face teaching. The control group received only conventional face-to-face training. The data collection tool included Pintrich’s self-regulation questionnaire and a teacher-made microbiology quiz. Findings The results showed that using this method has quite significant impact on both students' academic achievement and their self-regulation learning (p<0.05). Conclusion With regards to positive effect of mobile learning on academic achievement and self-regulation, it is necessary for curriculum planners to design and implement appropriate mobile learning methods to enhance learning, self-learning and self-regulation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 13:20
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 13:20
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2629

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