22 mars 2014

Taxonomy of mobile apps for learning

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTyyRLMkr5gtFOcYk-JfjS0eglGc7wB7JtXmudEifjUinGlDkonBgBy Daniel Bernsen. To distinguish different types of mobile applications for learning, the following categories may be helpful:

  • 1) the app is developed for (a) the general public - (b) several groups of users – (c) one specific group of users
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  • 2) the app is (a) free of charge - (b) single payment - (c) regular payment
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  • 3) contents are (a) available online –  (b) they can be partly downloaded - (c) they can be downloaded completely
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  • 4) contents can (a) only be consumed – (b) contents are georeferenced –  (c) user can communicate and produce own content
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  • 5) contents are structured around (a) a topic - (b) an institution - (c) a space
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  • 6) the use of the app is (a) static – (b) interactive – (c) collaborative
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  • 7) while learning with the app, (a) everything is explained  – (b) the user has to find answers and solutions himself – (c) the user has to create his own questions and the app is offering an environment for enquiry-based learning.

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