Mobile learning anytime, anywhere: What are our students doing?


  • Angela Murphy University of Southern Queensland
  • Helen Farley University of Southern Queensland
  • Michael Lane University of Southern Queensland
  • Abdul Hafeez-Baig University of Southern Queensland
  • Brad Carter University of Southern Queensland



Mobile learning, m-learning, smart technologies, student usage, higher education


Recent developments in mobile technologies have provided unique opportunities for learning and teaching. This paper reports on recent research undertaken at a regional Australian university in order to understand how higher education students are using mobile devices to support their learning. A survey instrument was developed and deployed and the data collected analysed quantitatively. Upon analysis, these data demonstrate that students are predominantly using laptop computers to support their learning, but their use of smart phones and tablets are also used for a number of specific learning activities. Further analysis indicates that in spite of the limitations in the formal university infrastructure, many students would like to use their mobile devices for formal learning as well as informal learning.




How to Cite

Murphy, A., Farley, H., Lane, M., Hafeez-Baig, A., & Carter, B. (2014). Mobile learning anytime, anywhere: What are our students doing?. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 18(3).



Selected Papers from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)