Title: Requirements of Mobile Learning Applications

Authors: Anastasios A. Economides

Addresses: Information Systems Department, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece

Abstract: Mobile learning is gaining high momentum and popularity. In order to develop effective Mobile Learning Applications (MLAs), it is important to consider quality requirements. MLAs should satisfy the learner|s needs while enhancing the learning quality. This paper presents a framework for MLA requirements, where the mobile learner performs an educational activity supported by context aware adaptations. It presents and analyses four requirements| dimensions: educational, socio-cultural, economical, and technical. Either the teacher, or the learner himself, or the system will select the appropriate parameters for the particular learner at the particular situation.

Keywords: context aware; educational requirements; human-computer interaction; HCI; mobile learning; learning quality; usability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.018043

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.5, pp.457 - 479

Published online: 28 Apr 2008 *

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