International Journal of Innovative Information Systems

& Technology Research 11(1):25-30, Jan.-Mar., 2023




The Impact of Using Mobile Devices For Educational Purposes Among Students In Umar Suleiman College Of Education Gashua, Yobe State


*Ahmadu Garba


Department of Business Education,

Umar Suleiman College of Education Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria

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Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are becoming increasing popular among students, setting out a new way to communicate, collaborate and learn. The use of portable devices has the capability to inspire new approaches to learning. It is therefore important to examine the education society viewpoints about the educational use of mobile technology in supporting the teaching and learning process. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of mobile devices for learning purposes by exploring the kinds of interactions that students in Nigerian universities have with their portable gadgets. A sample of 240 higher education students and teachers participated in the study by completing the researchers‟ questionnaire. The results of the study indicate the students use their portable devices to exchange education-related messages and academic files with classmates, search the internet and library databases for academic materials, practice online quizzes or tests and hold discussions with classmates among others.

Keywords: Mobile, Devices, Student, Education, Academic Performance