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Towards the Acceptance of Functional Requirements in M-Learning Application for KSA University Students


Alaa Badwelan and Adel A. Bahaddad


Vol. 21  No. 4  pp. 145-166


M-learning is one of the most important modern learning environments in developed countries, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Ministry of Education policies in Saudi Arabia, gender segregation in education reflects the country's religious values, which are a part of the national policy. Thus, it will help many in the target audience to accept online learning more easily in Saudi society. The literature review indicates the importance to use the UTAUT conceptual framework to study the level of acceptance through adding a new construct to the model which is Mobile Application Quality. The study focuses on the end user’s requirements to use M-learning applications. It is conducted with a qualitative method to find out the students' and companies' opinions who working in the M-learning field to determine the requirements for the development of M-learning applications that are compatible with the aspirations of conservative societies.


M-learning, Mobile Learning, UTAUT, KSA, MOE, Application Quality, Qualitative study