Title: A learner-centred design of a location-aware learning reminder

Authors: Hokyoung Ryu, David Parsons

Addresses: Centre for Mobile Computing, Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. ' Centre for Mobile Computing, Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Abstract: To ensure the success of future mobile learning environments, it is essential to develop affordable and effective applications that are well matched to the characteristics of the users| (particularly, learners) learning experiences. As an early exploration of this line of study, this paper evaluates a location-aware learning organiser that can help university students to manage their learning activities through mobile devices. Empirical testing of the learning organiser revealed considerable benefits for students in the university context, and demonstrated some potential opportunities for them to be more engaged in further mobile learning activities.

Keywords: m-learning; mobile learning; perceived usefulness; location cues; learning experience; contextual help; location awareness; learning reminder; learning organiser; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2008.019768

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.187 - 200

Available online: 30 Jul 2008

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