Human factors considerations in mobile learning management systems

Mohamed Sarrab*, Zuhoor Al-Khanjari, Saleh Alnaeli, Hadj Bourdoucen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


The rapid development in Internet and mobile technologies had an influence on education and learning processes that led to emergence of mobile learning as potential part of learning management system. Many individual learners and instructors, in some cases, entire education providers are gravitating towards the adoption of mobile learning through comprehensive learning management systems (LMS) for managing courses contents and enhancing learners’ education process. This research involves the development and validation of a survey that used to study 23 distinct Omani higher education providers empirically. A total sample of 806 university and higher college students and instructors participated in this study. A correlated six-factor Flexibility, Suitability, Enjoyment, Impact, Social and Economic were found to be as human influencing factors. Four different learning management systems Moodle, Blackboard, Schoology and Edmodo have been compared and evaluated in respect of the selected human factors. The effort is part of an Omani-funded research project investigating the development, adoption and dissemination of M-learning in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning - Proceedings of the 11th IMCL Conference
EditorsThrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Michael E. Auer
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319751740
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL2017 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Nov 30 2017Dec 1 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


Other11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning, IMCL2017


  • Economic
  • Enjoyment
  • Flexibility
  • Human factors
  • Impact
  • Mobile learning
  • Social
  • Suitability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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