The use of M-learning to foster the development of self-regulated learning in university students: A systematic review




self-regulated learning (SRL), mobile learning, higher education institutions, mobile devices


The rapid development of mobile technologies and their price decrease have enabled mobile devices to become ubiquitous. Both lecturers and students are integrating mobile technologies into teaching and learning. The continuous global innovation in emerging mobile technologies and their ever-increasing overlap with the lives of students and lecturers in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have thrust Mlearning and self-regulated learning into prominence. Accordingly, this review analyses conference proceedings and national and international journals on the potential of M-learning for fostering self-regulated learning. To select relevant sources, a systematic literature review approach was employed. This study fills gaps in existing literature and investigates how mobile devices might enhance self-regulated learning among university students. It also signals future research directions and offers implications for researchers and practitioners in HEIs.


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How to Cite

Nyirenda, I., & Simuja, C. (2023). The use of M-learning to foster the development of self-regulated learning in university students: A systematic review. The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning, 18(2), 78–92.