Friday, August 31, 2012

The Mobile Advantage

Students increasingly take advantage of laptop computers and mobile devices to grab short fragments of time for their own learning. During lectures, laptops, tablet PCs and mobiles are all used for further reading, information gathering and note-taking. However in many on-the-move contexts, online access is unreliable and often costly.

Creating a specific mobile learning resource in app form enables students to engage with material without having to be online. Futhermore, in the future, specific resources can be added that are created specifically for mobile use, relying on touch-based interaction rather than keyboard-and-mouse use.

One of the issues that we wished to uncover was what form of content could be effectively used in fragmentary on-the-move moments of learning, or during leisurely moments at home.

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