Seven Considerations for Designing Online Learning in a Mobile Age

ID: 40318 Type: Full Paper
  1. Bradford Hosack and Lucas Lecheler, University of Minnesota, United States

Wednesday, October 23 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 1 View on map

Presider: Lisa A. Capan, The Community College of Baltimore County, United States

Abstract: The landscape of education has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Distance and online learning has given way to new platforms and devices now available anywhere and at any time. With this new level of mobile access come new design considerations. Learners are thinking differently when accessing content remotely, and design must support and nurture their experience. In this paper we present seven mobile learning design considerations. Specifically, we address ways in which designers can leverage aspects of mobile technology that differ from traditional, desktop-based applications. In doing so, we also attempt to forward design principles that help educational software designers re-envision how to effectively create transformative learning experiences on mobile platforms.


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