A profile of college students’ mobile learning readiness: an integrative literature review of studies from 2007 to 2021

Xiao Xu, Jessica Li

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Abstract

An integrative literature review of 29 studies from the past 15 years (2007–2021) was conducted to understand and frame college students’ mobile learning readiness (MLR) comprehensively. A resultant conceptual profile with theoretical and practical implications is proposed that includes 13 factors grouped into three categories: learner traits (past mobile learning experience, self-efficacy, innovativeness, optimism, intention, self-regulated learning), technology expectations (expectations of mobile learning effort, performance and relative advantages), and external influences (facilitating conditions, subjective influence, infrastructure readiness and cost). The results from the analysis originally locate college students’ personality and psychological prerequisites for engaging in mobile learning; identify three relative advantages of mobile learning – flexibility, interactions, and enjoyment; and pinpoint the external determinants for examining college students’ MLR including costs, public infrastructure resources associated with mobile learning, and student-peers and instructors subjective influences. Recommendations for fostering MLR are discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-73
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2023

Keywords

  • college students
  • conceptual profile
  • integrative literature review
  • mobile learning readiness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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