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Review Of Studies On Mobile And Ubiquitous Learning İn Selected Journals From 2011 To 2016

Hamide Şahinkayası

[email protected], Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

M. Mustafa Tat

[email protected], Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

Merve Türen

[email protected], Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

Ceren Bayrakdar

[email protected], Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

Nur Gizem Açıl

[email protected], Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

Serhat Sönmez

[email protected], Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

Halil Tüfekçi

[email protected], Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

This study examines the mobile or ubiquitous learning articles published in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) database from January 2011 to December 2016, as a continuation of the study of Hwang and Tsai (2016). As they did, we also selected the six major technology-based learning journals to analyze the research trends, including the BJET, C&E, ETS, ETR&D, JCAL and IETI. These journals have high impact factors based on journal citation reports released by the ISI. Only papers that were described as “articles” in the SSCI were considered, all the others were excluded from this study. Totally 241 articles which are on the topic of mobile or ubiquitous learning were selected. A content analysis was conducted on the articles by using the spreadsheet program (MS Excel). The aim of the study is to particularly investigate the trends in their type of research models and designs, research questions, keywords, sample groups, sampling, learning domains, data collection tools, data analyses, focused hardware and software and findings. Apart from the review studies on this topic in the literature, what is new in this study is that the studies in 2016 was included, thus recent trends could be better identified. In addition, keywords and recommendations for further research and practice were also considered as indications of trends in mobile or ubiquitous learning. Furthermore, methodological issues and findings are mainly focused by comparing trends in the first three years period (2011-2013) and the last three years period (2014-2016). The findings might be useful for researchers and practitioners who are interested in mobile or ubiquitous learning.

Keywords

Mobile learning, Ubiquitous learning, Review, Research trends