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The United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845. Today it is an accredited undergraduate institution with a student body of approximately 4,500 midshipmen. Located in Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval Academy offers a four-year undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. In so doing, it blends required and elective courses similar to those offered at leading civilian colleges with professional subjects.
- To plan for future mobile learning two military educational schools conducted a study of current mobile device ownership and use by their students.
- Survey results show that a majority of students say they would use mobile learning if it were available, with a higher fraction of students interested in mobile learning the younger the student body, which suggests demand for mobile learning will continue to grow in the future.
- The results seem to align with general higher education institutions, with younger students showing increasing use of mobile devices and interest in accessing online learning materials.
- Besides e-mail and web browsing on their mobile devices, students want to be able to access course management systems; sync course calendars across their devices; access course reading materials; and use mobile applications that support class work and provide remote access to class lectures.