Title: The md-Matrix: a learning tool in the mobile application development course

Authors: Norshuhada Shiratuddin, Siti Mahfuzah Sarif

Addresses: Graduate Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Malaysia. ' Graduate Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 UUM Sintok, Malaysia

Abstract: An electronic decision matrix-based on the Pugh method, called the md-Matrix, to be used as one of the learning tools in a mobile development course, is introduced. The md-Matrix is designed and developed to assist developers (especially the novice) to choose the methodology that suits the requirements of their mobile development projects based on Software Development Methodology (SDM) properties. Detailed descriptions of how the md-Matrix can be used in facilitating the learning process of mobile development are elaborated in this paper. The results from the users| perceived usefulness evaluation are also discussed in this paper.

Keywords: decision making matrix; mobile applications development; software development methodology; SDM; learning tools; mobile communications; mobile development projects; mobile computing courses; higher education; computing education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2009.023696

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2009 Vol.7 No.4, pp.494 - 514

Available online: 08 Mar 2009 *

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