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M-learning: A Nexus for Adult Learners’ Motivation and Readiness to Learn in Federal Universities at Southwest, Nigeria

Bamidele Victor Aremu 1 * , Olufemi Victor Adeoluwa 2
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1 Federal University Oye Ekiti, NIGERIA2 Ekiti State University, NIGERIA* Corresponding Author
Journal of Digital Educational Technology, 2(1), 2022, ep2201,
Published: 19 November 2021
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The aim of this study was to examine the perspective of adult learners on the relationship that exist between motivation to learn, readiness to learn and the use of m-learning for teaching and learning activities. In order to accomplish this, descriptive research survey design was adopted by this study. The population of the study comprised of adult students at the distance learning programmes of Federal Universities in Southwest, Nigeria. The sample for the study comprised of one hundred and twenty adult learners that were selected using multistage sampling techniques. A questionnaire was designed for data collection and validated through face and content validity while the reliability was done through Cronbach Alpha with coefficient 0.89. Collated data were analyzed through simple percentage and Pearson product moment correlation. The findings revealed that adult learners use mobile devices and there are significant relationships between motivation to learn, readiness to learn and the use of m-learning. It was recommended that m-learning should be formally introduced into adult education programme in Nigeria.


Aremu, B. V., & Adeoluwa, O. V. (2022). M-learning: A Nexus for Adult Learners’ Motivation and Readiness to Learn in Federal Universities at Southwest, Nigeria. Journal of Digital Educational Technology, 2(1), ep2201.


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