Vol. 30 No. 2 (2015)
Research Articles

Faculty Members' Perceptions of the Integration, Affordances, and Challenges of Mobile Learning

Fawzi Fayez Ishtaiwa
Al Ain University of Science and Technology
Ahmed Khaled
Al Ain University of Science and Technology
Samir Dukmak
Al Ain University of Science and Technology

Published 2015-12-09


  • Affordance,
  • challenges,
  • integration,
  • mobile learning,
  • teaching,
  • technology.
  • ...More

How to Cite

Ishtaiwa, F. F., Khaled, A., & Dukmak, S. (2015). Faculty Members’ Perceptions of the Integration, Affordances, and Challenges of Mobile Learning. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education Revue Internationale Du E-Learning Et La Formation à Distance, 30(2). Retrieved from https://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/937


In this qualitative study, faculty members’ perceptions of the integration, affordances, and challenges of mobile learning were investigated through semi-structured interviews. The results showed that participants’ integration of m-learning varies and tends to focus on select activities. At the same time, participants recognized m-learning as a valuable learning approach with potential to enrich the teaching and learning process and enhance flexibility. A lack of knowledge and skills, deficiencies in training and supports, problems with Internet connection, a digital divide among students, learning disruption, and a lack of awareness about the utility of m-learning were identified challenges that hinder current integration of m-learning.


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