Open-source platform: exploring the opportunities for offline mobile learning

Shrestha, Sujan, Moore, John and Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose (2011) Open-source platform: exploring the opportunities for offline mobile learning. In: The 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 30 August - 02 September 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.

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The mobile technology field is rapidly expanding and
the focus on how it can be incorporated to support
learning is also growing. However, the barriers to
inclusion of information communication technologies in
the public schools of Nepal are still significant and the
widespread access to digital content remains a key
obstacle. Nepal has a poor communication
infrastructure and where available, telecommunication
and electricity are poorly maintained or too costly to
use. The aim of this exploratory research study is to
highlight how an offline mobile learning solution may
address some of the technical challenges to support
one of the current and most urgent requirements to
provide an access to digital content. It will investigate
the deployment of previously unexplored low-spec sub
US $100 open-source mobile devices to facilitate
English language learning and address the knowledge
requirements of teachers in government funded public
schools of Nepal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 12:50
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 10:51

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