A Study of Mobile Learning Trends at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School

February 28, 2013

  • To plan for future mobile learning two military educational schools conducted a study of current mobile device ownership and use by their students.
  • Survey results show that a majority of students say they would use mobile learning if it were available, with a higher fraction of students interested in mobile learning the younger the student body, which suggests demand for mobile learning will continue to grow in the future.
  • The results seem to align with general higher education institutions, with younger students showing increasing use of mobile devices and interest in accessing online learning materials.
  • Besides e-mail and web browsing on their mobile devices, students want to be able to access course management systems; sync course calendars across their devices; access course reading materials; and use mobile applications that support class work and provide remote access to class lectures.


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