User-Centered Design in a mobile learning course

Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016     |     PP. 65-78      |     PDF (536 K)    |     Pub. Date: December 26, 2016
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Antonio Giardi, University of Florence, Department of Information Engineering, Via S. Marta 3 - 50139 FLORENCE - ITALY; University of Siena, Department of Social Political and Cognitive Sciences, Via Roma 56-53100 - SIENA - ITALY.

Mobile learning (or M-learning) is a blend derived from mobile and e-learning presupposing the use of mobile technology to facilitate the learning process. The success of a "mobile course" is influenced by many factors, first of all the fact of being "in motion". To implement a course is essential to define the most appropriate course model to use. The aim of this paper is to illustrate how a "mobile course model" has been designed and implemented using the User-Centered Design and participatory planning methodology. Four experimentations were carried out, in which 20 university students were involved, which have led to production of some "guidelines" to be followed for the construction of a mobile course. As today's students organize a course for tomorrow's students.

Usability, Mobile learning, User–Centered Design, Participatory planning

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Antonio Giardi, User-Centered Design in a mobile learning course , SCIREA Journal of Education. Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016 | PP. 65-78.


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