Offline mobile learning: open platforms for ICT4D

Shrestha, Sujan, Moore, John and Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose (2010) Offline mobile learning: open platforms for ICT4D. In: 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2010), 5-7 Jul 2010, Sousse, Tunisia.

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Abstract

In developing countries, mobile devices can play an important role in delivering learning. But, poor information infrastructure and higher costs of mobile devices and connectivity restrict possibilities of providing successful mobile learning services. In the field of Information Communication for Development (ICT4D), this research aims to highlight the possible role of previously unexplored open hardware platforms for delivering affordable and sustainable mobile learning offline. This paper points out the technical challenge of using open hardware and need for a broader study to investigate its potential role in developing countries as supporting mobile learners in their own socio-cultural contexts is a significant challenge.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISSN: 2161-3761
ISBN: 9781424471447
Identifier: 10.1109/ICALT.2010.199
Page Range: pp. 703-704
Uncontrolled Keywords: offline mobile learning, ICT4D, mobile usability; Open Platform; copyleft hardware
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 15:37
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 15:03
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/632

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