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
Date Written: January 1, 2019
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
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