International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 3, pages: 283-288, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.3.59

Mobile Learning in the Institution of Higher Learning for Malaysia students : Culture Perspectives

Shamsul Arrieya Ariffin

Abstract

Mobile learning usage in a developing country like Malaysia can be considered new. This literature research  is a state of art overview to discuss current issues. The emerging issues come from: types of mobile learning and learning styles; implementation issues of mobile learning; culture dimensions; and user readiness to accept the mobile learning technology. Currently, there is a lack of research about culture aspects to improve mobile learning and university students’ engagement in Malaysia. The objective of this research is to find the gap from the culture perspectives of mobile learning in Malaysia at public institutions of higher learning. The discussions have found that the culture dimensions are not a suitable approach to tackle mobile learning. It is therefore suggested to use a more grounded and sensible cultural  approach for local context.

Keywords:

mobile learning technology; institution of higher learning; culture; Malaysia

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