Aims and Scope

ReviewerCreditsAdvances in Mobile Learning Educational Research (AMLER) (eISSN: 2737-5676) is an open access, international, refereed journal that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of how mobile technology can enhance education by the publication of high-quality research, which extends theory and practice. We welcome research papers on mobile technology's pedagogical uses, where the focus is broad enough to be of interest to a broader education community.
We also welcome:
(1) systematic review papers and meta-analyses that include straightforward research questions, a framework of analysis, and conclusions that reflect the paper's aims;
(2) studies that focus on teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and educational robotics;
(3) studies that address specific challenges in improving students’ achievement, approaches used to motivate and engage students, and lessons learned from changes in curriculum and instruction based on educational technology in general.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: 
• M-learning Educational Technology
• M-learning Educational Philosophy and Theory
• M-learning Education Innovation Management
• M-learning Educational Psychology
• M-learning Educational Policy
• M-learning Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
• M-learning Educational Economics

Vol 4 No 2 (2024)

Published: 2024-06-14

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Page 1105-1113

Acceptance of artificial intelligence in education: opportunities, concerns and need for action

blankpage Gerhard Brandhofer, Karin Tengler

The spread of AI text generators such as ChatGPT in education has reached an enormous reach in a short period, which has led to various questions regarding the acceptance of artificial intelligence among teachers and student teachers. This study examines the acceptance of AI among teachers and student teachers. In particular, it considers crucial aspects for planning teaching and teacher training. The results show that despite fundamentally positive attitudes towards AI applications, there are concerns regarding data ethics and legal standards. The correlation between the intention to use AI and trust in AI is significant. The findings should help gain a more comprehensive understanding of the acceptance of AI in the education sector and help teachers plan training and further education accordingly.

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Page 1093-1104

Exploring teachers' artificial intelligence awareness

blankpage Derya Uygun, Işıl Aktaş, İsmail Duygulu, Numan Köseer

The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) technological advancements is reshaping various aspects of our daily lives, including education. Integrating AI in education offers advantages such as personalized learning and operational efficiency. However, educators need to be aware of AI's implications in education. Teachers must enhance their awareness and knowledge levels to adapt to the educational environment where AI technologies are becoming increasingly prevalent. Therefore, this research aims to assess teachers' AI awareness levels and investigate whether AI awareness varies based on age, graduation status, and years of experience. This study used data collected from 147 educators using the Teachers' Artificial Intelligence Awareness Scale. The results indicated that teachers' AI awareness was at a moderate level. Additionally, the study examined teachers' AI awareness across different variables. Independent sample t-tests and one-way ANOVA analyses determined teachers' AI awareness variation based on age. The research findings suggest that younger educators and those with higher academic qualifications have more excellent practical knowledge of AI. The study's limitations included a relatively small sample size and the assumption of accurate participant responses. Despite these limitations, understanding teachers' AI awareness levels is a foundation for developing educational programs related to AI. By understanding teachers' perceptions and knowledge of AI, tailored interventions and training initiatives can enhance educators' proficiency in effectively utilizing AI technologies within educational settings.

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Page 1082-1092

Investigating the impact of mobile interaction gamification on 4C skills: Perspective from student at vocational higher education in Indonesia

blankpage Fadhli Ranuharja, Angel Torres Toukoumidis, Joseph Oluwaseyi, Wiki Lofandri, Agariadne Dwinggo Samala, Afif Rahman Riyanda

The realm of education has a highly significant impact on advancing civilization in a country. Various factors have been studied and proven to enhance different skills in the educational sector, including gamification aspects. The popularity of gamification has become a trend as a tool to create an engaging learning environment for students. Students show high interest and engagement when a subject is associated with gamification. While many studies have examined 21st-century skills, precisely the 4C skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and collaboration, few have yet to explore their connection with gamification, especially in higher education in Indonesia. This study aims to investigate students' opinions about the effects of gamification on 4C skills. The method involved an investigation through questionnaires with 105 students, comprising 25 questions on a 5-point Likert scale, and structured interviews with students meeting specific criteria. The findings indicate that several aspects of the 4C skills strongly relate to students' gaming habits, particularly critical thinking and creative thinking skills. However, gaming habits have a meagre impact on communication and collaboration skills, suggesting that not all components of the 4C skills can be enhanced through gamification. In addition, most of the 4C skills, critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, and collaboration, could see enhanced effectiveness through targeted strategies and practices. Further studies are recommended to explore using practical materials in several courses to test gamification through evaluations or other learning media.

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Page 1073-1081

The views of preschool teachers on the contribution of ICT in Environmental Education

blankpage Ourania Blavaki

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are forms of technology that enhance young children's learning and experiences. When teachers successfully integrate them as targeted tools using computers, tablets, videos, interactive whiteboards, digital games, etc., the quality of teaching and learning can be improved by providing students with an engaging and successful experience. At the same time, environmental conditions worldwide continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate due to a complex web of socio-ecological challenges such as climate change, air pollution, loss of biodiversity, etc. In order to drive transformative changes in human behaviour, it is essential to educate and inform individuals from an early age, starting with kindergarten students. Incorporating new technologies into environmental education and other subjects can spark students' interest and facilitate more effective information dissemination and learning. This study investigated the views of 105 preschool teachers on the contribution of ICT to Environmental Education. The research tool used was a questionnaire distributed to teachers via Google Forms. The research questions pertain to teachers' knowledge and opinions about ICT and EE, as well as the frequency of ICT use and media during teaching interventions. Furthermore, the factors that influence the smooth integration of ICTs into EE teaching and the results that this integration brings were investigated. The research showed that the contribution of ICT in EE positively affected the students. Those that stood out were the active participation, the increased interest, the development of teamwork and the mobilisation of the weak students. However, although the teachers pointed out some difficulties in using ICT in their teaching, such as the deficiency of material and technical infrastructure and the lack of time, they also pointed out how significant and influential the contribution of ICT in teaching Environmental Education is.

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Page 1058-1072

Exploring the impact of mobile devices in electronics e-learning: A case study evaluating the effectiveness of mobile learning applications in the field of electronics and sensors

blankpage Khalid Ghoulam, Belaid Bouikhalene, Abdelghani Babori, Noureddine Falih

Integrating mobile devices into educational environments has revolutionised e-learning, presenting new opportunities and challenges. This research paper aims to examine the pivotal role of mobile devices in the e-learning environment and assess the effectiveness of mobile learning applications in enhancing the educational experience. The study employs a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative data through surveys and usage analytics with qualitative insights from interviews and focus group discussions. By analysing the perspectives of both educators and learners, the research investigates how mobile devices contribute to the flexibility and accessibility of e-learning content. Additionally, the paper evaluates the effectiveness of various mobile learning applications in promoting engagement, knowledge retention, and overall learning outcomes. It scrutinises the features that contribute to the success of these applications, such as user interface design, interactivity, and adaptability to diverse learning styles. Furthermore, the research delves into the challenges of mobile learning, including device compatibility, connectivity, and user motivation issues. Strategies to overcome these challenges and optimise the benefits of mobile learning are explored. The findings of this study are expected to provide valuable insights for educators, curriculum designers, and developers of mobile learning applications. The research aims to contribute to the ongoing discourse on the effective integration of mobile devices in e-learning environments and offer recommendations for optimising the design and implementation of mobile learning strategies. Ultimately, this exploration seeks to foster a deeper understanding of the potential of mobile devices in shaping the future of education.

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  eISSN: 2737-5676
  Abbreviation: Adv Mobile Learn Educ Res
  Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Keping Yu (Japan)
  Co-Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Stamatis Ioannis Papadakis (Greece)
  Publishing Frequency: Half-Yearly
  Article Processing Charges (APC): 0
  Publishing Model: Open Access