Universiti Teknologi MARA
Mobile technology is among the many commonly used technology for education and learning. It also both conversational technology and constructivist learning tool. Its interactive, collaborative and user-friendly features have transformed mobile technology into an effective tool for enhancing case-based teaching methods in the asynchronous nature of the online environment. This paper focuses on the investigation into the Diploma Applied Science students’ acceptance level towards the incorporation of mobile learning (mLearning) in their formal English Language course. This study investigated the student populace’s acceptance of the mobile technology through the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) framework. The survey questionnaires was designed based on UTAUT model to seek elaborative findings and was conducted on 100 Applied Science students of a Malaysian public university who were undergoing an English Language course. The findings indicated that the overall result on all the key constructs (based on UTAUT model) concluded that the students highly accepted mLearning as an intervention in facilitating their learning needs and they intended to use it. These findings justified the incorporation of mLearning as learning support to the students’ language learning needs to improve their language competence and for the successful implementation of a learning solution.
Mobile learning, (mlearning), Mobile Technology, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, (UTAUT), students acceptance