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1 TBR Quality Standards Mobile Apps for Education and Workforce Development

2 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. Mobile Learning with Apps Ubiquitous Learning What Makes Mobile Learning Ubiquitous? What Makes Mobile Learning Ubiquitous? *Quotes noted regarding U-Learning are from Emantras Inc

3 Ubiquitous Learning U-Learning Ubiquitous learning (or u-learning) is equivalent to a form of simple mobile learning, e.g. learning environments that can be accessed in various contexts and situations.

4 U-Learning By looking at the features of ubiquitous learning, its easier to understand why many consider mobile education to be a form ubiquitous learning. With the development of mobile learning and mobile apps, the concept of ubiquitous education has become more tangible.

5 Features of U-Learning using Mobile Apps Adaptability Interactivity Permanency Accessibility Immediacy Situating of Instructional Activities

6 Adaptability Learners can get the right information at the right place with the right way.

7 Interactivity Learners can interact with experts, teachers, or peers in the form of synchronies or asynchronous communication. Hence, the experts are more reachable and the knowledge is more available.

8 Permanency Learners can never lose their work unless it is purposefully deleted. In addition, all the learning processes are recorded continuously in everyday.

9 Accessibility Learners have access to their documents, data, or videos from anywhere. That information is provided based on their requests. Therefore, the learning involved is self-directed.

10 Immediacy Wherever learners are, they can get any information immediately. Therefore learners can solve problems quickly. Otherwise, the learner may record the questions and look for the answer later.

11 Situating of Instructional Activities The learning could be embedded in our daily life. The problems encountered as well as the knowledge required are all presented in the nature and authentic forms. It helps learners notice the features of problem situations that make particular actions relevant.

12 U-Learning While u-learning itself extends beyond known technologies like portable computers and mobile devices, this decade has ushered in the advent of mobile education, considered by many as a vital step towards a truly ubiquitous learning system.

13 U-Learning and Mobile Apps

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 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. Mobile Apps Quality Standards

16 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 Mobile Apps Quality Standards

17 It respects the privacy of others It meets the PG rating standards Age appropriate It can be used without the Internet. Mobile Apps Quality Standards

18 TBR Model Mobile App Emantras Inc

19 It complies with ADA Standards It can be accessed from all mobile devices (Apple, Androids, Netbooks, etc.) It is aligned with the curriculum and student outcomes 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

20 It respects the privacy of others It is adaptable It meets the PG rating standards It can be modified to meet the needs of student learning styles It can be used without the Internet.

21 Fall 2011 Pilot Study Walters State Community College & Hamblen County High Schools Evaluation of Mobile App/General Biology: -Engagement -Assignment Completion -Homework - Lab Work -Retention - Grade Completion Mobile App iTunes:

22 *Special Acknowledgement to MOBL21: Emantras Inc for 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.

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