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A systematic review of usability quality attributes for the evaluation of mobile learning applications for children

Mkpojiogu, Emmanuel O. C. and Hussain, Azham and Hassan, Fa’alina (2018) A systematic review of usability quality attributes for the evaluation of mobile learning applications for children. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2016. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0094-243X

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The accelerated development of new technology, particularly on mobile application has increased teacher’s responsibility as a learning facilitator. Since technology is improving, many applications keep on coming into the market to fulfill user demands. Mobile learning application is very useful in enriching the mobile learning experience of children. However, some applications fail to assist and increase children knowledge on the subject they studied. Moreover, some children are not interested in mobile applications due to issues such as poor interfaces. In this paper, some previous studies on quality attributes used to evaluate mobile learning applications were reviewed. A systematic literature review approach was employed to search previous papers and studies on usability quality attributes, particularly for mobile learning applications. The search strategy identified numerous studies on usability for mobile learning applications for children. The result showed that the top four usability quality attributes are efficiency, effectiveness; learnability and user satisfaction. The studies reviewed showed that usability evaluations were conducted during implementation phase only, and evaluation is often built as a description of the case study. This study explored the current literatures on the subject matter and stimulates further studies that will lead to improved usability and design of mobile learning applications for children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 07:23
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 07:23
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25663

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