Effectiveness of Mobile Learning as Disruptive and Innovative Strategy for Enhancing Quality Education at the University Level in Nigeria
AbstractThe study discussed numerous problems facing university education in Nigeria. It also described how M-learning can be used to resolve some of these challenges and how mobile platform can be used to distribute educational materials and remote tutoring to large students that enrolled for the Pre-Degree Programme of the Center for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. The study used pretest post-test control group design. Sixty volunteered Mathematics students having mobile device with ready access to internet were used for the experiment. They were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Two research instruments used for the study were (i) the M-learning package designed using Moodle software consisting of nine steps and (ii) another termed Pre-Degree students perception inventory (PDSPI). The results showed that M-learning was an effective innovative tool for teaching and learning. Similarly, students who were taught Mathematics using M-learning found it very ease, useful and very engaging
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