Mobile Apps Quality Standards for Education


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This presentation highlights the quality standards developed by the Tennessee Board of Regents Mobilization (TBRm) for the utilization of mobile apps for teaching, learning, and workforce development:

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Mobile Apps Quality Standards for Education

  1. 1. TBR Quality Standards Mobile Apps forEducation and Workforce Development
  2. 2. Mobile Learning with Apps Ubiquitous LearningWhat Makes Mobile Learning Ubiquitous? *Quotes noted regarding U-Learning are from Emantras Inc“With mobile learning expanding globally, more and more people have begun to experience ubiquitous learning (learning that can happen whenever you need it, however you want it) using their mobile devices with apps.”
  3. 3. Ubiquitous Learning U-Learning“Ubiquitous learning (or u-learning)is equivalent to a form of simplemobile learning, e.g. learningenvironments that can be accessedin various contexts and situations.”
  4. 4. U-Learning“By looking at the features ofubiquitous learning, it’s easier tounderstand why many consider mobileeducation to be a form ubiquitouslearning. With the development ofmobile learning and mobile apps, theconcept of ubiquitous education hasbecome more tangible.”
  5. 5. Features of U-Learning using Mobile Apps• Adaptability• Interactivity• Permanency• Accessibility• Immediacy• Situating of Instructional Activities
  6. 6. Adaptability“ Learners can get the rightinformation at the right place withthe right way.”
  7. 7. Interactivity“Learners can interact with experts,teachers, or peers in the form ofsynchronies or asynchronouscommunication. Hence, the expertsare more reachable and theknowledge is more available.”
  8. 8. Permanency“Learners can never lose their workunless it is purposefully deleted. Inaddition, all the learning processesare recorded continuously ineveryday.”
  9. 9. Accessibility“Learners have access to theirdocuments, data, or videos fromanywhere. That information isprovided based on their requests.Therefore, the learning involved isself-directed.”
  10. 10. Immediacy“Wherever learners are, they can getany information immediately.Therefore learners can solveproblems quickly. Otherwise, thelearner may record the questionsand look for the answer later.”
  11. 11. Situating of Instructional Activities“The learning could be embedded in ourdaily life. The problems encountered aswell as the knowledge required are allpresented in the nature and authenticforms. It helps learners notice the featuresof problem situations that make particularactions relevant.”
  12. 12. U-Learning“While u-learning itself extendsbeyond known technologies likeportable computers and mobiledevices, this decade has ushered inthe advent of mobile education,considered by many as a vital steptowards a truly ubiquitous learningsystem.”
  13. 13. U-Learning and Mobile Apps
  14. 14. Mobile Apps Quality Standards It can be aligned to the curriculum It can be measured in terms of students’ outcomes It promotes interactivity and engagement
  15. 15. Mobile Apps Quality Standards It can be accessed from all mobile devices [Apple, Androids, Netbooks, etc.] It complies with ADA Standards It is adaptable in terms meeting the needs of students’ learning styles.
  16. 16. Mobile Apps Quality Standards It allows the instructor to monitor and track students’ progress It provides at least two (2) learning options (visual, audio, etc.) It meets instructional design best practices
  17. 17. Mobile Apps Quality Standards It respects the privacy of others It meets the PG rating standards Age appropriate It can be used without the Internet.
  18. 18. TBR Model Mobile App Emantras Inc
  19. 19. √It complies with ADAStandards√It can be accessed from allmobile devices (Apple,Androids, Netbooks, etc.)√It is aligned with thecurriculum and studentoutcomes√It allows the instructor tomonitor and track students’progress√It provides at least two (2)learning options (visual, audio,etc.) It meets instructionaldesign best practices
  20. 20. √It respects the privacyof othersIt is adaptable√It meets the PG ratingstandards√It can be modified tomeet the needs ofstudent learning styles√It can be used withoutthe Internet.
  21. 21. Fall 2011 Pilot Study Walters State Community College & Hamblen County High SchoolsEvaluation of Mobile App/General Biology:-Engagement-Assignment Completion-Homework- Lab Work-Retention Mobile App iTunes:- Grade Completion
  22. 22. *Special Acknowledgement to MOBL21: Emantras Incfor their willingness to listen to our recommended designs features and for continual updates and enhancements of mobile apps and most importantly their interactive lessons for practical use in the classroom.