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Chapter 7: Conclusions and Recommendations

7.6 Conclusions

The results of this study showed that students’ had positive perceptions of SMS ease of use and usefulness as a communication and education tool. Students would like to use SMS in their learning. Participants seemed to ascribe their attitude toward educational SMS to their general attitudes toward the use of technology in education, as well to their

perceptions of SMS ease of use and usefulness as a communication and an educational tool.

However, the interview results showed that it is likely students will adopt more positive

perceptions and attitudes when they understand how SMS can be useful. The findings aligned with TAM (Davis. 1986). The findings contribute to the knowledge of using the TAM to loou at Kuwaiti students’ use of SMS as an educational tool, where the original TAM was valid for explaining students’ acceptance of using SMS as an educational tool.

Indeed, Kuwaiti students participating in the study had more access to mobile phones than laptop computers, suggesting that the use of mobiles and SMS to support learning would increase students’ access to learning outside of lectures and the university.

The empirical findings of this research should guide higher education practitioners’

efforts to enhance the adoption of technology in education, particularly SMS technology.

The findings of the current study have practical value for faculty members who wish to use SMS to support face-to-face teaching. The key message is for faculty to pay particular attention to: the selection of the content of SMS, ways of using SMS and the implications of SMS for learning.

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