Title: Designing multimedia learning objects for PDAs

Authors: Claire Bradley, Richard Haynes, Tom Boyle

Addresses: Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, 35 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA, UK. ' Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, 35 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA, UK. ' Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, 35 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA, UK

Abstract: This paper discusses the design of rich multimedia learning objects for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). It shows how successful design principles developed for web-based learning objects have been adapted for the PDA. A prototype object and technical design guidelines have been developed, and these are outlined. The prototype was evaluated with a small number of target students, to give initial feedback on the prototype and their views of using the PDA as a learning tool. The work has produced a proof of concept, which illustrates that rich multimedia learning objects can be developed for the PDA, and it informs our future work in mobile learning.

Keywords: PDAs; personal digital assistants; mobile learning; m-learning; multimedia learning objects; design; interaction; higher education; web-based learning; e-learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2008.020317

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.3, pp.237 - 249

Published online: 15 Sep 2008 *

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