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Device Independent Mobile Applications for Teaching and Learning: Challenges, Barriers and Limitations PROCEEDINGS

, Deakin University School of Information Technology, Australia ; , University of Northern Texas Department of Learning Technologies, United States

AACE Award

Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Mobile applications for teaching and learning are becoming an increasingly popular method of content delivery. Universities are being confronted with a rapid surge in the penetration of mobile devices amongst students. The challenge that universities are facing today is how to design and develop device independent mobile applications which can be easily implemented and integrated and are effective for teaching and learning, regardless of the mobile device in use. In this paper mobile applications (Apps) and technologies are discussed, design issues and implications are described, current methods of some proposed applications are reviewed, and challenges, barriers and limitations which came along with these applications are also described and analyzed. Finally the emerging cloud based computing platform is discussed, and recommended as the most effective method for a device independent mobile model for teaching and learning.

Citation

Khaddage, F. & Knezek, G. (2011). Device Independent Mobile Applications for Teaching and Learning: Challenges, Barriers and Limitations. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 1-7). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2018 from .