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Mobile Learning Adoption in Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohamed E. Seliaman, M. S. Al-Turki


This paper investigates the use of mobile phones and tablets for learning purposes among university students in Saudi Arabia. For this purpose, an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is proposed to analyze the adoption of mobile devices and smart phones by Saudi university students for accessing course materials, searching the web for information related to their discipline, sharing knowledge, conducting assignments etc.

Keywords: Mobile Learning, e-Learning, Saudi Arabia, TAM, smart phones

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