Extended Study of Undergraduate Students’ Usage of Mobile Application for Individual Differentiation Learning Support of Lecture-based General Education Subjects

Sumitra Nuanmeesri

Abstract


This is an investigation in the development and assessment of a mobile application that was developed for differentiated (Individualized) learning in support of lecture-based general education subjects. The mobile phone application was developed as a learning aid as a substantial number of students were experiencing difficulty in successfully completing these courses. The researcher developed the mobile phone application that contains uploaded course  content from each course. This was used to create  a summary of the lecture content from each course, in the form of infographics and  linked ‘PDF files’ or soft copies of lecture materials. The researcher developed exercises that students could complete which later contributed to self-created content based on their understanding, skills, and interests. With use of the mobile application, 100% of the students successfully completed these courses. Moreover, the level of satisfaction in education among students was high with an average of 4.75. The standard deviation of 0.43 indicated that, concerning contemporary education, and the active learning atmosphere, effective learning can be achieved due to the development of learning innovation in the use of electronic devices, which give opportunities to students to use their creativity in problem solving, as based on their preferences, whilst demonstrating their understanding about lesson content.

Keywords


individual differentiation, mobile application, learning support, education

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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