Design Guidelines for Sensor-based Mobile Learning Applications

Aristeidou, Maria; Scanlon, Eileen and Sharples, Mike (2017). Design Guidelines for Sensor-based Mobile Learning Applications. In: mLearn 2017 Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (Loizides, Fernando; Papadopoulos, George and Souleles, Nicos eds.), ACM, New York, NY, USA, article no. 23.



We present five design guidelines that we have developed from issues identified during our usability evaluations in a sensor-based citizen inquiry project. These have been compiled from existing literature, and after receiving feedback on use of the mobile application from participants through forum comments and survey responses, statistical analysis of the sensor measurements, and the researchers' observation and reflection. These guidelines aim to assist Technology-enhanced Learning (TEL) researchers and teachers who develop, modify or use mobile apps for their projects and lessons.

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