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Mobile Based Learning and Examination: Students and Instructors Perceptions from Different Arab Countries

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The online education market is expanding both globally and locally; Arab countries are paying special attention to the growth of this sector. Reports showed that the e-learning market arrived at $27.1 billion in the year 2009 and is expected to surpass $49.6 billion by the year 2014. This paper presents and surveys the perception of students and instructors regarding mobile learning and mobile examination system in some Arab countries. Many universities in the Arab world are under progress in the implementation of this new technology and many have already implemented it. Strong tools are required to improve e-learning system of education. This research supports the transition of education from conventional methods to m-learning and m-exam systems. The purpose of this research is to study the perception of both instructors and students regarding mobile learning and mobile examination systems. The introduction of such systems to the educational process requires people involved to have basic technical skills and to be aware of the benefits of such systems. Results showed different perspectives from three countries; also showed that online examination systems could be very helpful, but many factors should be considered and they should be implemented carefully to guarantee the successful adoption, fairness and reliability.

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A. Fayyoumi, H. Mohammad and H. Faris, "Mobile Based Learning and Examination: Students and Instructors Perceptions from Different Arab Countries," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 6 No. 12, 2013, pp. 662-669. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2013.612079.

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