The role of mobile devices in learning processes is growing rapidly and it is imperative to assess the effect of this technology. This paper explores the experience of healthcare professional students with regard to the educational impacts of mobile learning. We conducted a qualitative study using a conventional qualitative content analysis based on Graneheim and Lundman (2004) method to collect and analyze the experiences of 23 healthcare professional students. Two themes, each with subthemes, emerged from the findings: (1) perceived benefit in learning process, and (2) reflective self-assessment. The results revealed that mobile learning has a positive impact on both the process and the outcome of learning in healthcare professional students. Therefore, creating a supportive condition to promote mobile learning is recommended.
Mobile Learning, Healthcare Professional Students, Educational Impacts, Qualitative Study
This study is a part of the PhD medical education thesis and was supported by Iran University of Medical Sciences. The authors would like to thank all of the students who took part in this study.
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Koohestani, H., Soltani Arabshahi, S., Ahmadi, F., & Baghcheghi, N. (2019). The Experiences of Healthcare Professional Students about the Educational Impacts of Mobile Learning. The Qualitative Report, 24(7), 1593-1609. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol24/iss7/6