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Title: An Assessment of the effect of using mobile devices in teaching computer science at Lebanese private universities curriculum
Authors: Bitar, Amine 
Melki, Antoine 
Affiliations: Department of Computer Science 
Department of Computer Science 
Keywords: M-education
Mobile devices
Computer science curriculum
Lebanese University
Issue Date: 2012
Part of: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Start page: 6811
End page: 6815
Conference: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (4th : 2-4 July 2012 : Barcelona, Spain) 
An estimated 90% of Lebanese universities students rely on their mobile devices in their daily communications, like phone calls, internet surfing, e-mails, and social activities. Approximately 55% of professors in Lebanese private universities rely on social networks to communicate with their students. Universities can benefit from mobile education (M-Education) to provide an innovative learning method for students. This paper discusses the role of mobile devices and their use effect on the teaching of computer science in the Lebanese private universities. It is organized as follows: 1) A literature review to define M-Education, illustrate its advantages and point out its effects on the computer science teaching, 2) a review of the common features in the different computer science curricula of selected private Lebanese universities, 3) an online survey is used to assess the readiness of these universities to integrate M-Education in their computer science teaching, and finally 4) a conclusion with a work plan to adopt the innovative use of mobile devices.
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Computer Science

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