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## The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students

#### Dewi PADMO [1] , Olivia IDRUS [2] , Lidwina Sri ARDIASIH [3]

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Recent advances in mobile devices have opened up opportunities for every individual to be able to communicate and obtain information quicker. Users of mobile devices in Asia now account for 49% of mobile device users in the world. This growth is partly supported by the rapid development of the Internet use. Indonesia has a potentially huge market in the use of mobile devices and Internet. The extent of utilization of mobile devices by the students pursuing higher education, especially at Universitas Terbuka (UT), is an important component of this development. This study seeks to develop an understanding of the following issues: (1) the types of the mobile devices that are used by students, (2) the types of learning and information accessed through mobile devices, (3) the time used to access learning through mobile devices, (4) the degree of students’ satisfaction in using the mobile devices for learning, and (5) the effectiveness of using mobile devices for learning. The data of this research were collected by using an online questionnaire containing 26 questions. The questionnaires were distributed to UT students from four faculties and the Graduate Programs from all UT’s regional offices at 38 locations spread across Indonesia, including UT’s regional office for overseas student. Overall, there were 767 respondents. The results of this research show that the utilization of mobile devices, especially in the use of smartphones to access UT’s online learning, seems to have great potential.

Mobile devices, online learning, e-learning, distance education
 Bibtex @research article { tojde557858, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu University}, year = {2019}, volume = {20}, pages = {147 - 161}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.557858}, title = {The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students}, key = {cite}, author = {PADMO, Dewi and IDRUS, Olivia and ARDIASIH, Lidwina Sri} } APA PADMO, D , IDRUS, O , ARDIASIH, L . (2019). The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 20 (2), 147-161. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.557858 MLA PADMO, D , IDRUS, O , ARDIASIH, L . "The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 (2019): 147-161 Chicago PADMO, D , IDRUS, O , ARDIASIH, L . "The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 (2019): 147-161 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students AU - Dewi PADMO , Olivia IDRUS , Lidwina Sri ARDIASIH Y1 - 2019 PY - 2019 N1 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.557858 DO - 10.17718/tojde.557858 T2 - Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 147 EP - 161 VL - 20 IS - 2 SN - 1302-6488- M3 - doi: 10.17718/tojde.557858 UR - https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.557858 Y2 - 2018 ER - EndNote %0 Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students %A Dewi PADMO , Olivia IDRUS , Lidwina Sri ARDIASIH %T The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students %D 2019 %J Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education %P 1302-6488- %V 20 %N 2 %R doi: 10.17718/tojde.557858 %U 10.17718/tojde.557858 ISNAD PADMO, Dewi , IDRUS, Olivia , ARDIASIH, Lidwina Sri . "The Utilization of Mobile Devices for Improving Access to Online Learning for Distance Education’s Students". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 / 2 (April 2019): 147-161. https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.557858