How to Design a Mobile Learning Environment - Recommendations Based on Student Perceptions

Pablo Rebaque-Rivas, Eva Patricia Gil-Rodríguez, Irene Manresa-Mallol


The rise in sales of smartphones, the importance of anywhere connectivity, the general adoption of mobile apps, and the opportunities brought by mobile devices in educational settings underline the delay with which universities have moved to adapt their virtual learning environments for mobile devices. Providing students with a means to access the learning environment from a mobile device is therefore a pressing need. In this paper we present a series of recommendations designed to guide universities in the development of mobile learning environments, based on a case study of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC), an online university. A focus group was organized to gather students’ views on the three mobile developments for the UOC’s Virtual Campus: a native app, an adapted version for mobile browsers, and an e-mail client app.


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Paper Citation

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Rebaque-Rivas P., Gil-Rodríguez E. and Manresa-Mallol I. (2014). How to Design a Mobile Learning Environment - Recommendations Based on Student Perceptions . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 3: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-022-2, pages 145-152. DOI: 10.5220/0004835301450152

in Bibtex Style

author={Pablo Rebaque-Rivas and Eva Patricia Gil-Rodríguez and Irene Manresa-Mallol},
title={How to Design a Mobile Learning Environment - Recommendations Based on Student Perceptions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 3: CSEDU,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 3: CSEDU,
TI - How to Design a Mobile Learning Environment - Recommendations Based on Student Perceptions
SN - 978-989-758-022-2
AU - Rebaque-Rivas P.
AU - Gil-Rodríguez E.
AU - Manresa-Mallol I.
PY - 2014
SP - 145
EP - 152
DO - 10.5220/0004835301450152