Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences

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Learners’ Experiences of Mobile Learning in Vocational and Technical Education Courses

Mehdi Mohammadi 1 , * , Rahmat Allah Marzooghi 2 , Ghasem Salimi 3 and Sirus Mansoori 4
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1 Associate Professor in Curriculum Studies, Shiraz University, Shiraz, IR Iran
2 Professor in Curriculum Studies, Shiraz University, Shiraz, IR Iran
3 Assistant Professor in Higher Education, Shiraz University, Shiraz, IR Iran
4 PhD Student in Curriculum Studies, Shiraz University, Shiraz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Virtual Learning in Medical Sciences: December 2017, 8 (4); e64424
  • Published Online: December 26, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: October 4, 2017
  • Accepted: November 27, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijvlms.64424

To Cite: Mohammadi M, Marzooghi R A, Salimi G, Mansoori S. Learners’ Experiences of Mobile Learning in Vocational and Technical Education Courses, Interdiscip J Virtual Learn Med Sci. 2017 ; 8(4):e64424. doi: 10.5812/ijvlms.64424.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion and Conclusion
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