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Table 1 The interview questions and purpose of each question

From: A qualitative exploration of teachers’ perspective on smartphones usage in higher education in developing countries

Interview QuestionsPurpose
1. Are you currently using a Smartphone? If yes, please indicate the tasks that you normally perform using your Smartphone?The purpose of this question is to know the commonly used features of Smartphones amongst the university faculty.
2. Have you ever used a Smartphone in your course (or teaching) to engage students? If yes, please describe how?This question probes the academic use of Smartphones among the university faculty members.
3. Please comment on the effectiveness of using Smartphones in education. Can they be a tool to enhance student learning? Do you think it is a good idea to promote learning using Smartphones? Why or why not?This question is asked to capture the perceptions of faculty members about the effectiveness of using Smartphones in promoting learning among the students.
4. Do you think there are any negative effect(s) (disadvantages) of using Smartphones in education related activities?The purpose of this question is to know the apprehensions of faculty members in using Smartphones in Higher Education
5. Please indicate a few barriers that restrict the teachers to use Smartphones in promoting learning in higher education institutions.This question is helpful in identifying some of the key barriers restricting adoption of Smartphones among the university faculty for educational purposes.