Journal article

Evaluation of mobile learning: Students' experiences in a new rural-based medical school

Debra Nestel, Andre Ng, Katherine Gray, Robyn Hill, Elmer Villanueva, George Kotsanas, Andrew Oaten, Chris Browne

BMC Medical Education | BMC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mobile learning (ML) is an emerging educational method with success dependent on many factors including the ML device, physical infrastructure and user characteristics. At Gippsland Medical School (GMS), students are given a laptop at the commencement of their four-year degree. We evaluated the educational impact of the ML program from students' perspectives. METHODS: Questionnaires and individual interviews explored students' experiences of ML. All students were invited to complete questionnaires. Convenience sampling was used for interviews. Quantitative data was entered to SPSS 17.0 and descriptive statistics computed. Free text comments from questionnaires and transcriptions ..

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