Document Type : Original Research Paper


Department of Educational Methods and Planning, College of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


In M-learning, learning takes place in natural environments and educational messages are transmitted electronically. Hence, the purpose of this study was investigating the level of application and usefulness of mobile learning (devices and applications) among university students.  It is a descriptive quantitative study. The population included graduate students of Educational Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture of University of Tehran; and Hygiene of Iran University. 268 students were selected by stratified random sampling. Data were gathered by a valid and reliable researcher-made questionnaire with 21 items. The data were analyzed through descriptive statistics and one sample t-test, Anova and Scheffe test. The results of data analysis showed that familiarity, application and utility of the tools and applications of mobile learning are slightly lower than the mean among students. Students’ familiarity and application of mobile learning were found to be significantly different. The greatest difference was found to be between students of educational sciences and architecture. No significant difference was found between the students considering the efficacy of mobile learning. It can be concluded that university students of different majors use mobile learning (devices and applications) differently based on their field of study. 


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