Mobile learning environment with short messaging service Application to a campus environment in a developing country

Mobile learning environment with short messaging service Application to a campus environment in a... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss how to integrate secure, open‐source and mobile‐based system with the Moodle learning management system (MLMS) then describe the implementation of a campus‐wide mobile learning environment with short messaging system (SMS) and how this platform is incorporated with the student's learning environment. Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses how existing mobile‐based systems are currently being used for academic activities and describes current research within the same area. Then, the paper gives the detailed design of secure, open‐source and Moodle integrated mobile learning environment that facilitates sending short messages via an SMS gateway. Findings – Statistical analysis of results during a campus‐wide implementation of the system revealed students’ preference in studying with a group while using mobile technologies for academic activities. Originality/value – With the advent of mobile technology, integrating an open‐source secure mobile learning environment, coupled with a short message service, into a learning management system (LMS) has been a challenging task in mobile learning platforms during the past few years. Hence, this research project presents a significant importance for both students and teachers by proposing a campus‐wide mobile learning environment with open source software providing unlimited usage. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Campus-Wide Information Systems Emerald Publishing

Mobile learning environment with short messaging service Application to a campus environment in a developing country

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1065-0741
DOI
10.1108/10650741311306291
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss how to integrate secure, open‐source and mobile‐based system with the Moodle learning management system (MLMS) then describe the implementation of a campus‐wide mobile learning environment with short messaging system (SMS) and how this platform is incorporated with the student's learning environment. Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses how existing mobile‐based systems are currently being used for academic activities and describes current research within the same area. Then, the paper gives the detailed design of secure, open‐source and Moodle integrated mobile learning environment that facilitates sending short messages via an SMS gateway. Findings – Statistical analysis of results during a campus‐wide implementation of the system revealed students’ preference in studying with a group while using mobile technologies for academic activities. Originality/value – With the advent of mobile technology, integrating an open‐source secure mobile learning environment, coupled with a short message service, into a learning management system (LMS) has been a challenging task in mobile learning platforms during the past few years. Hence, this research project presents a significant importance for both students and teachers by proposing a campus‐wide mobile learning environment with open source software providing unlimited usage.

Journal

Campus-Wide Information SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 21, 2013

Keywords: Mobile technology; Mobile networks; Learning management systems; Universities; Students; Mobile learning; Short messaging service; Moodle

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