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A study on Mobile Learning Readiness among Working Adult Learners in Malaysia (MLR Instrument designed by Supyan Hussin, 2011)

) Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the level of mobile learning readiness among working adult learners in Malaysia. We highly appreciate it if you could provide us some feedbacks on this quick survey. Thank you for your cooperation. SECTION A. Background information (Please answer this section) Direction: Please respond to the following statements by ticking (/) an option in a space next to the options. 1. Current status: (a) undergraduate student ____ (b) post-graduate student _/___ 2. Current employment (a) not employed/not working ____ (b) working _/___ 3. Year of study a. 1st year ____ 4. Filed of study: a. sociology d. computer science/IT g. language j. anthropology m. graphic design p. communication s. law ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ b. education e. medicine h. civilization k. architecture n. engineering q. philosophy t. religion ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ ___ _ c. applied sciences f. health science i. pure science l. political science o. economy r. business u. management ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ __/__ b.2nd year _____ c. 3rd year _____ d. 4th year ____

s. others (please specify __________________________________ 5. Age: a. 20-25 ____b. 25-30 __/__ c. 31-35 ____ d. 36-40 (e) more than 40 ____

6. Ethnic : a. Indian ____ b. Chinese ____ c. Bumiputera __/__ d. Others (please specify) ____ 7. Gender: a.Male ____ b.Female _/___ 8. Nationality ___Malaysian________________

B. SECTION B: Handphone Facilities (Please answer this section) Direction: Please respond to the following statements by ticking (/) an option (1) Yes or (2) No, in the box below. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Statements Do you have a handphone (mobile phone)? Does your handphone have 3G service? Does your handphone have 4G service? Does your handphone have MMS service? Does your handphone have a video call service? Have you ever used a video call? Does your handphone have Internet access? Does your handphone have a memory card that can store digital files? Can your handphone read/open up the following files? a. Word document b. PDF document c. Excel document d. Power Point document e. Video files f. Audio files g. Photos/graphics (1) Yes / / / / / / / / / / / / / / (2) No

SECTION C: Internet Access (Skip this section if your handphone DOES NOT have Internet or wi-fi access facility) Direction: Some handphone owners subscribe to the Internet line, while others use wi-fi facilities to access the Internet. If your handphone has an access to the Internet, please respond to the following statements by ticking (/) an option (1) Never, (2) Rarely, (3) Sometime, (4) Often, or (5) Always, in the box below. No. Statements 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I have subscribed to the Internet line using my handphone. I have used wi-fi facility to access the Internet. I have sent/received email via handphone. I have downloaded files from the Internet using my handphone. I have sent 3G files to other people. I have opened up a 3G file that I received in my handphone. I have used handphone to send messages using MMS. 1 Never 2 3 4 5 Rarely Sometime Often Always / / / / / / /

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I have received 3G files. I know how to convert PowerPoint files into a 3G format I have shared the Internet line between my handphone and my computer using Bluetooth facility in my handphone. I have accessed my Facebook and/or other social networking sites using my handphone. I read online news using my handphone.

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SECTION D: Mobile learning (Please answer this section) Direction: Mobile learning is becoming a popular learning mode soon in Malaysia as handphone is offering more mobile services at a cheaper rate. Please respond to the following statements by ticking (/) an option (1) Strongly disagree, (2) Disagree, (3) Agree, (4) Strongly Agree, or (5) Not applicable in the box below. No. Statements 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. I know what mobile learning is all about. I want to know more about mobile learning. I dont think I want to be involved in mobile learning. I prefer conventional learning than mobile learning. I think mobile learning is good for working adults who are pursing their higher education. I dont mind paying extra money for mobile learning. Mobile learning will make my life difficult. I am not ready for mobile learning if the university implements it now. I would like my lecturer to integrate mobile learning in my class in addition to face-to-face meetings in the class. I am afraid I will spend more money on my handphone bill because of mobile learning. I will be ready for mobile learning after 2 years. 1 2 Strongly Disagree disagree 3 Agre e / 4 5 Strongly Not Agree applicable / / / / / / / /

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I dont know how to use 3G facility in my handphone. I would like my lecturer to integrate mobile learning in my class besides online forum in my course Mobile learning will save my learning time. Mobile learning is an alternative to web based learning. I need to learn how to use my handphone for mobile learning. I am looking forward to engage in mobile learning. I will upgrade my handphone if mobile learning is going to be implemented in my course. Mobile learning is an alternative to conventional learning. I think my university is not ready for mobile learning using handphone facility. Some of my lecturers are already integrating mobile learning in their teaching.

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