Mobile Platform for Study and Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Students Course Learning
MLA Style:Tochukwu Ikwunne, Samuel Okide, Kelechi Christian Oketa, Nneka Ernestina Richard-Nnabu, Uche-Nwachi Edward O. "Mobile Platform for Study and Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Students Course Learning" International Journal of Computer and Organization Trends 11.3 (2021): 20-25.
APA Style:Tochukwu Ikwunne, Samuel Okide, Kelechi Christian Oketa, Nneka Ernestina Richard-Nnabu, Uche-Nwachi Edward O.(2021) Mobile Platform for Study and Collaborative Knowledge Construction in Students Course Learning International Journal of Computer and Organization Trends, 11(3), 20-25.
Mobile technology has seen a tremendous growth in power and importance in recent years. Today, even a low-cost smart phone can provide functions such as Internet access and video conferencing. Undoubtedly, the sheer power and ease of access to these devices have paved the way for numerous opportunities for their use, including educational purposes. In particular, the use of mobile technology as an enabler for collaborative learning has recently been envisioned as the next step to improving the effectiveness of the education system. Under this vision, it expected that mobile collaborative tools, such as WhatsApp or Google group chat, can be used by students to improve their overall learning outcomes. Moreover, the vast penetration of mobile phones into poorer regions of the globe, such as Africa, means that a collaborative learning approach is still feasible even in countries with limited funding towards Education: In this paper we investigate the effectiveness of a collaborative learning approach in a third-level institution based in Nigeria. In particular, this research aims to study the relationships between the perceived satisfaction of collaborative knowledge construction using mobile applications to improve the learning outcomes of students. We conduct a quantitative design-based study comprising a total of 45 Students studying computer science at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo in Nigeria. Our research indicates that there is a positive relationship on how university students perceive mobile learning for collaborative knowledge and their satisfaction while engaged in the study.
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Collaborative learning, mobile platform, pedagogical approach, student learning satisfaction