Mobile Message Services Using Text, Audio or Video for Improving the Learning Infrastructure in Higher Education

Björn Olof Hedin


This study examines how media files sent to mobile phones can be used to improve education at universities, and describes a prototype implement of such a system using standard components. To accomplish this, university students were equipped with mobile phones and software that allowed teachers to send text-based, audio-based and video-based messages to the students. Data was collected using questionnaires, focus groups and log files. The conclusions were that students preferred to have information and learning content sent as text, rather than audio or video. Text messages sent to phones should be no longer than 2000 characters. The most appreciated services were notifications of changes in course schedules, short lecture introductions and reminders. The prototype showed that this functionality is easy to implement using standard components.

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Copyright (c) 2017 Björn Olof Hedin

International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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