FROM ELECTRONIC TO MOBILE LEARNING - How to Make the Most of Existing e-Learning Materials in Wireless Environment

Vladlena Benson, Shafiiq M. Gopee

Abstract

Continuous advancement of mobile devices and wireless communication technologies can be successfully utilized to complement face-to-face and blended learning methods. In the recent years various educational software systems have accumulated a wealth of learning resources. Proliferation of mobile devices offers new ways for content delivery. The aim of the project described in this paper was to avoid re-development of the existing online teaching resources and investigate their effectiveness in mobile learning. We have surveyed students’ expectations in terms of educational methods and materials students preferred to use ubiquitously in synergy with face-to-face or blended learning. The study provided an impetus towards the development of a J2ME platform conveying existing electronic teaching resources from the LMS to mobile devices. The analysis of students learning effectiveness via mobile devices has shown the benefits of enriching student experience by means of new technology. This paper concludes with a reflection on the user experience and guidelines for conveying and adaptation of the existing online learning materials for wireless delivery.

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in Harvard Style

Benson V. and M. Gopee S. (2006). FROM ELECTRONIC TO MOBILE LEARNING - How to Make the Most of Existing e-Learning Materials in Wireless Environment . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-65-8, pages 271-275. DOI: 10.5220/0002089602710275


in Bibtex Style

@conference{winsys06,
author={Vladlena Benson and Shafiiq M. Gopee},
title={FROM ELECTRONIC TO MOBILE LEARNING - How to Make the Most of Existing e-Learning Materials in Wireless Environment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={271-275},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002089602710275},
isbn={978-972-8865-65-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Volume 1: WINSYS, (ICETE 2006)
TI - FROM ELECTRONIC TO MOBILE LEARNING - How to Make the Most of Existing e-Learning Materials in Wireless Environment
SN - 978-972-8865-65-8
AU - Benson V.
AU - M. Gopee S.
PY - 2006
SP - 271
EP - 275
DO - 10.5220/0002089602710275