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Article: Comparative Study on m-Learning Usage Among LIS Students from Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan

TitleComparative Study on m-Learning Usage Among LIS Students from Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherElsevier.
Citation
Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2015, v. 41 n. 5, p. 567-577 How to Cite?
AbstractMobile learning (m-learning) is gaining its importance in recent years. For libraries, it is inevitable to adapt to this trend and provide various information services and support for m-learning. This paper studies the m-learning usage of Library and Information Science (LIS) students, who will be the new blood for the library in future. In this paper, we invited 267 subjects from Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan to participate in our online survey. We found that LIS students from these regions do adopt communication tools and social media for m-learning. However, they less frequently use their smartphones for academic reading. Plus, they rely more on search engines for fulfilling their information needs instead of library resources. We also found that the lack of a mobile version of the library website constitutes a significant barrier in m-learning, but the lack of mobile apps is relatively acceptable by the respondents. The result of this study shows that there are no big differences in m-learning usage among the three regions, except that LIS students from Hong Kong are accessing the learning management platforms via their smartphones more frequently compared to students from Japan and Taiwan.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214676

 

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dc.contributor.authorKo, EHT-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, KWD-
dc.contributor.authorLo, P-
dc.contributor.authorHo, KKW-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T11:48:05Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T11:48:05Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Academic Librarianship, 2015, v. 41 n. 5, p. 567-577-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214676-
dc.description.abstractMobile learning (m-learning) is gaining its importance in recent years. For libraries, it is inevitable to adapt to this trend and provide various information services and support for m-learning. This paper studies the m-learning usage of Library and Information Science (LIS) students, who will be the new blood for the library in future. In this paper, we invited 267 subjects from Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan to participate in our online survey. We found that LIS students from these regions do adopt communication tools and social media for m-learning. However, they less frequently use their smartphones for academic reading. Plus, they rely more on search engines for fulfilling their information needs instead of library resources. We also found that the lack of a mobile version of the library website constitutes a significant barrier in m-learning, but the lack of mobile apps is relatively acceptable by the respondents. The result of this study shows that there are no big differences in m-learning usage among the three regions, except that LIS students from Hong Kong are accessing the learning management platforms via their smartphones more frequently compared to students from Japan and Taiwan.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier.-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Academic Librarianship-
dc.rights© <2015>. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleComparative Study on m-Learning Usage Among LIS Students from Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, KWD: dchiu88@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.acalib.2015.07.005-
dc.identifier.hkuros249177-
dc.identifier.volume41-
dc.identifier.issue5-
dc.identifier.spage567-
dc.identifier.epage577-

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