Title: Interface design and evaluation of a personal information space for mobile learners

Authors: Dionisios N. Dimakopoulos, George D. Magoulas

Addresses: London Knowledge Lab, Birkbeck College, University of London, 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QS, UK. ' School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, UK

Abstract: In response to the market penetration of mobile phones, educational institutions will soon focus on delivering information to mobile phones. This paper presents the design and evaluation of a prototype mobile application for lifelong learning. The application is a personal information space for mobile learners to access, compose and manage their learning in a variety of settings. As a result of the evaluation, a revised set of design guidelines is produced that can potentially feed into other attempts to develop a framework for designing applications for mobile learners.

Keywords: mobile learning; m-learning; lifelong learning; interface design; personal information spaces; mobile phones; cell phones; online learning; e-learning; electronic learning; UK; United Kingdom.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2009.027458

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2009 Vol.3 No.4, pp.440 - 463

Published online: 26 Jul 2009 *

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