Developing a Mobile Notification System for Al Buraimi University College Students

Ghalia ALFarsi, Maryam ALSinani


In today’s world, one of the most common applications in mobile technology is the short message service (SMS). Due to its importance, this research is mainly concerned with a mobile notification tool based on SMS aiming to improve the mixed learning method for undergraduate distance learners. Accordingly, this tool adds a great impact on reducing the challenges that students may face in learning and assists them to achieve their learning outcomes. The main objective of the developed tool is to facilitate the communication between the students and their instructors through the notification utility. This works through a mobile operating system linked to a website via a mobile application. Findings indicate that SMS has a positive impact on students’ perceptions where it improves their learning performance during the interaction process. All students’ groups showed interest in receiving the educational content via SMS.

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