Technological Readiness of UiTM students in Using Mobile Phones in their English Language Classroom

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  • Agelyia Murugan
  • George Teoh Boon Sai
  • Agnes Liau Wei Lin


Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) by using devices such as mobile phones is an ideal learning platform for learners to acquire language and share knowledge beyond the confines of a fixed location. By utilising the mobile applications available via smartphone, learners can engage in collaborative networks and find information that they need in a variety of diverse environments. This paper shares the findings of a research at UiTM to determine the technological readiness of the students by measuring their digital skills using the Digital Competence Framework (EU). 50 students from the English language proficiency course were purposively sampled because they have been exposed to MALL by their lecturer participated in this research. Their responses were collected through an online questionnaire. The findings showed that all 50 of the students owned a smartphone. 82.6% of the students did not attend any training on how to use the smartphones. 80.4% of the students have their own storing strategies and nearly 90% of the students reported having the following technological skills in operating their smartphone such as accessing applications, ability to record, share and produce technological resources. The findings reiterate that to ensure successful MALL, educators need to be aware of the background and technological skills of the learners before embedding m-learning into the English Language lessons.




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Murugan, A., Teoh Boon Sai, G., & Liau Wei Lin, A. (2017). Technological Readiness of UiTM students in Using Mobile Phones in their English Language Classroom. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 5(2), 51–67. Retrieved from