Mobile Applications within Education: An Overview of Application Paradigms in Specific Categories

Athanasios Drigas, Pantelis Angelidakis

Abstract


M-learning has the potential to take education out of classroom boundaries. Based on the device used, any student/learner can access a vast area of content. Varying from podcasts to videos, participate in virtual lessons or just ask a mentor over the net directly for answers to his problems. These new technological capabilities create demand for rethinking pedagogy and school system education. For that reason our examples of mobile applications within education (formal/informal) been made in correlation with technology. Usability details for each app are being discussed through the ISO9241 part11 standard. While describing current trends by taking in consideration curriculum prescribed directions and differentiated instruction’s theoretical suggestions.

Keywords


m-learning; mobile pedagogy; education digital tools; learning design; personalized learning; augmented reality; virtual reality; standards based instruction; computer assisted instruction; intelligent tutoring systems;

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies. ISSN: 1865-7923
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