Mobile Learning via Educational Apps: An Interpretative Study

Camilleri, A.C. & Camilleri, M.A. (2019). Mobile Learning via Educational Apps: An Interpretative Study. In Shun-Wing N.G., Fun, T.S. & Shi, Y. (Eds.) 5th International Conference on Education and Training Technologies (ICETT 2019). Seoul, South Korea (May, 2019). International Economics Development

9 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2019

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Adriana Camilleri

University of Bath - Department of Psychology

Mark Anthony Camilleri

University of Malta; University of Edinburgh

Date Written: January 1, 2019

Abstract

This research explains the rationale behind the utilisation of mobile learning technologies. It involves a qualitative study among children to better understand their opinions and perceptions toward the use of educational applications (apps) that are available on their mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The researchers organised semi-structured, face-to-face interview sessions with primary school students who were using mobile technologies at their institution. The students reported that their engagement with the educational apps has improved their competencies. They acquired relational and communicative skills as they collaborated together in teams. On the other hand, there were a few students who were not perceiving the usefulness and the ease of use of the educational apps on their mobile device. This study indicates that the research participants had different skill-sets as they exhibited different learning abilities. In conclusion, this contribution opens-up avenues for future research in this promising field of study.

Keywords: Mobile Learning, Technology in Education, Mobile Learning Technologies, Educational Apps, Simulation Games, Storytelling

JEL Classification: O3, O30, O31, O32, O33, I2, I20, I21

Suggested Citation

Camilleri, Adriana and Camilleri, Mark, Mobile Learning via Educational Apps: An Interpretative Study (January 1, 2019). Camilleri, A.C. & Camilleri, M.A. (2019). Mobile Learning via Educational Apps: An Interpretative Study. In Shun-Wing N.G., Fun, T.S. & Shi, Y. (Eds.) 5th International Conference on Education and Training Technologies (ICETT 2019). Seoul, South Korea (May, 2019). International Economics Development. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3339161

Adriana Camilleri

University of Bath - Department of Psychology ( email )

United Kingdom

Mark Camilleri (Contact Author)

University of Malta ( email )

Department of Corporate Communication,
Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences
Msida, MSD2080
Malta
79314808 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/markacamilleri

University of Edinburgh

27 Buccheluech Place,
The Business School
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JS
United Kingdom

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