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Investigating the Use of Mobile Learning Applications and Their Influencing Factors: A Comparative Study of Chinese and Korean Users

모바일 러닝 애플리케이션 이용과 영향 요인 연구: 중국과 한국 사용자 비교 연구

  • Received : 2019.08.30
  • Accepted : 2019.11.05
  • Published : 2019.12.31

Abstract

In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital transformation is emerging in the education and learning fields. As the use of the mobile Internet and mobile devices has become a daily life, mobile learning that supports a variety of learning in a mobile environment is drawing attention. Mobile learning applications (apps) are expected to expand their use by providing a convenient learning environment anytime, anywhere. This study investigates the use of mobile learning apps in English education, which is one of the most popular learning areas, and empirically examines the factors that influence the continuous use of mobile learning apps. In particular, it analyzes the differences between Chinese and Korean users. The results of this study provide theoretical and practical implications to promote the development of mobile apps suitable for mobile learning environments and the sustainable user growth in mobile learning.

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