A recent study jointly conducted by Salman Manzoor and the chairman at Karachi University Business School (KUBS) Dr Muhammad Asim, has concluded that mobile learning-oriented classrooms have the potential to increase academic performance of business students.
The study was aimed at unearthing the benefits of m-learning by the chairman KUBS and his student.
The scores achieved by business students of midterm and final term examination before and after the application of google classroom, revealed the difference between the scores of learning via mobile/mobile-like devices and learning via traditional methods.
The results show a statistically significant difference between the two scores achieved by the business students. The scores of students in the m-learning classes were significantly high than that of the traditional classes. Therefore, the study recommended to business schools in Pakistan to implement m-learning in order to increase the leaning of students.
It stated that existence of mobile technology has increased the teaching and learning opportunities. Despite introduction of said method long ago, learning remained undeveloped in Pakistan so far and it is now in the phase of development. In the early years of mobile learning, it mainly focused on technology but recently there are many different mobile learning perspectives and each one focuses on features such as mobility, ubiquity and individualism.
Considering the increased use of mobile devices by Pakistani students for different purposes, the study focused on adoption of m-learning within the business classrooms paying attention to both the business students and teachers.
It found mobile technology advancement and its use have increased significantly in various fields, including tourism, economy, banking, library, entertainment and education. These advancements have also led the educationists in Pakistan to pay attention to the use of technology in the educational field.