The Current Use of Cell Phone in Education

  • Elham AlsadoonEmail author
  • Hamadah Alsadoon
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 529)


This study aimed to explore the current use of cell phones in education among Saudi students in Saudi universities and how students perceive such use. Data was collected from 237 students at King Saud University. Descriptive analysis was used to analyze the data. A T-test for independent groups was used to examine whether there was a significant difference between males and females in their perception of using cell phones in education. Findings suggested that students have a positive attitude toward the use of cell phones in education. The most accepted use was for sending notification to students through a system provided by King Saud University. This electronic system allows instructors to easily send any SMS or email to their students. The use of cell phone applications came in the second rank of using cell phones in education. Students have already experienced the benefits of having these applications handy wherever they go.


Cell phone Mobile learning E-learning Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.King Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.AlBaha UniversityAl BahaSaudi Arabia

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