Mobile Teaching of Digital Mapping Based on the WeChat Official Account Admin Platform

Caiyun Gao, Jingyan Wang

Abstract


Digital mapping is a core and basic course for students who are majoring in Surveying and Mapping Engineering. The traditional teaching model, which is limited by classroom size, credit hours, and many other factors, can barely meet the teaching demands of a modern classroom. The continuous optimization of mobile techniques and the mobile environment has been witnessed in recent years. Several mobile terminals have emerged, which strongly support the future of micro-learning of digital mapping. This study builds a mobile digital mapping teaching system to explore effective learning models for mobile terminals. Content analysis is combined with questionnaire survey to analyze the basic characteristics of learners, learning content, learning behavior, and learning effects. Results suggest that the WeChat official account admin platform plays a positive role in attracting learners, spreading micro-content, promoting personalized learning, and evaluating real-time learning effects. In summary, this study enriches research on mobile teaching and provides teachers with new perspectives in teaching digital mapping and other specialized courses to Surveying and Mapping Engineering majors.

Keywords


WeChat official account admin platform; digital mapping; mobile learning

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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