Effect of the mobile learning methodology in university education: meta-analysis of the research published in WOS and Scopus/Efecto de la metodologia mobile learning en la ensenanza universitaria: meta-analisis de las investigaciones publicadas en WOS y Scopus

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Authors: Inmaculada Aznar Diaz, Maria Pilar Caceres Reche and Jose Maria Romero Rodriguez
Date: Dec. 2018
From: RISTI (Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao)(Issue 30)
Publisher: AISTI (Iberian Association for Information Systems and Technologies)
Document Type: Article
Length: 4,780 words

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The implementation of mobile devices in university education is a reality that needs to focus on the effect they are having on learning. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of the mobile learning methodology in university teaching from on the review of the scientific literature in Web of Science and Scopus databases. A methodological strategy of systematic review with meta-analysis has been followed, based on a population of 9,686 scientific articles. From the resulting sample (n = 22), 5 substantive and methodological variables were analyzed. Among the results obtained, it is highlighted the variability in the teaching areas where mobile devices are implemented. Likewise, it is noted that mobile learning produces statistically significant effects on learning. All this leads us to rethink what is the current role of emerging mobile technologies in university education. Keywords: mobile learning; mobile devices; higher education; systematic review; meta-analysis. La implementacion de dispositivos moviles en la ensenanza universitaria es una realidad que precisa poner el foco de atencion en el efecto que estan teniendo en el aprendizaje. Este trabajo tiene por objetivo analizar el efecto de la metodologia mobile learning en la ensenanza universitaria a partir de la revision de la literatura cientifica en las bases de datos Web of Science y Scopus. Se ha seguido una estrategia metodologica de revision sistematica con meta-analisis tomando como base una poblacion de 9.686 articulos. De la muestra resultante (n = 22) se han analizado 5 variables sustantivas y metodologicas. Entre los resultados, resalta la variabilidad en los ambitos de ensenanza donde se implementan los dispositivos moviles. Asimismo, se constata que el mobile learning produce efectos estadisticamente significativos en el aprendizaje. Todo ello nos lleva a replantearnos cual es el papel actual de las tecnologias moviles emergentes en la ensenanza universitaria. Palabras-clave: mobile learning; dispositivos moviles; educacion superior; revision sistematica; meta-analisis.

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Diaz, Inmaculada Aznar, et al. "Effect of the mobile learning methodology in university education: meta-analysis of the research published in WOS and Scopus/Efecto de la metodologia mobile learning en la ensenanza universitaria: meta-analisis de las investigaciones publicadas en WOS y Scopus." RISTI [Revista Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao], no. 30, 2018, p. 1+. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.
  

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