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Using Smart Phones in Learning Among the University Students: Its Activities and its Importance

Ahmad F. Al Alwan, Khaled A. AL Atyat

Hashemite University (Jordan), Al Balqa Applied University (Jordan)

The aim of this study was to reveal the Smartphone activities that are using in learning and the study attends to investigate the importance of using Smartphone in supporting learning among undergraduate students at the Hashemite University, Jordan. A descriptive approach guided this investigation. A sample size of 310 undergraduate students who were randomly chosen at the college of educational sciences at the Hashemite University in the second semester of the academic year 2023- 2024. To collect data, two instruments were used. One survey list was used to gather the data for Smartphone activities and the second questionnaire was used to attain students' perception of the Smartphone importance for the learning purposes. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics using SPSS v24 software. The findings of this study showed that the majority of students used smartphones for the following activities: Scanning the content of the course, Note taking, Whattsapp, and Internet and googling surfing. Also, findings indicated that the majority of students perceived the importance of using smartphones in learning.



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