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
Cite this paper
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
 S. Issa and M. Saad, “E-Learning and Its Impact to the Educational System in the Arab World,” International Conference on Information Management and Engineering, IEEE, 2009.
 S. Al-Fadhli, “Instructor Perceptions of E-Learning in an Arab Country: Kuwait University as a Case Study,” E-Learning and Digital Media, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2009, pp. 221-229. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/ elea.2009.6.2.221
 N. Fahad, “Students’ Attitudes and Perceptions towards The Effectiveness of Mobile Learning in King Saud University, Saudi Arabia,” The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2009, Article ID: 10.
 R. A. Alebaikan, “The Future of Blended Learning,” World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 63, 2012, pp. 484-488.
 A. Salem, D. Steve and A. Thamer, “Assessing the Impact of e-Learning Systems on Learners: A Survey Study in the KSA,” Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 47, 2012, pp. 98-104.
 T. Ali, H. Kate and X. H. Liu, “Factors Affecting Students’ Acceptance of e-Learning Environments in Developing Countries: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach,” International Journal of Information and Education Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, pp. 54-59.
 M. Manuela, “Cultural Impact on Online Education Quality Perception,” The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2008, pp. 149-160.
 A. G. Almekhlafi and F. A. Almeqdadi, “Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology Integration in the United Arab Emirates School Classrooms,” Educational Technology & Society, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010, pp. 165-175.
 O. Olufemi, “Pedagogical Approaches and Technical Subject Teaching through Internet Media,” The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2008, pp. 53-66.
 R. Stephen, “Is E-Learning Really Working? The Trillion-Dollar Question,” IEEE Computer Society, 2010, pp 78-82.
 J. Burgess, “Is a Blended Learning Approach Suitable for Mature, Part-time Finance Students?” The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2008, pp. 131-138.
 P. Jimmy and A. Abi, “Students’ Perspective on the Impact of a Web-Based Discussion Forum on Student Learning,” IEEE Computer Society, 2006.
 R. Elango, V. K. Gudep and M. Selvam, “Quality of e-Learning: An Analysis Based on e-Learners’ Perception of e-Learning,” The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2008, pp. 31-44.
 E. K. Kahiigi, et al., “Exploring the e-Learning State of Art,” The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2008, pp. 77-88.