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: 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Abstract

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)
ISBN: 9781450305419
Identifier: 10.1145/2037373.2037476
Page Range: pp. 653-658
Uncontrolled Keywords: Copyleft Hardware, Offline Mobile Learning, Nanonote, Wikireader, Open-source Technology, Mobile Usability
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 12:50
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 14:49
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/657

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