Educational applications of the emerging technologies available on handheld devices such as iPad and iPhone

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2012) Educational applications of the emerging technologies available on handheld devices such as iPad and iPhone. Asian Journal of Management Sciences & Education, 1 (1). pp. 5-11. ISSN 2186-8441

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Abstract

This article explores the unique features offered by the latest handheld devices such as iPad and iPhone for learning and teaching. The teaching capabilities of iPad and iPhone through their numerous educational application programs (widely referred to as apps) from the teacher’s point of view, has been identified. A number of useful and relevant iPad and iPhone apps for learning and teaching languages have been identified as part of this research project. In particular, the more human-like interface features, offered by Apple devices such as iPad and iPhone have been investigated for educational purposes. Preliminary studies by the author have demonstrated that students have a preference for using a smart handheld device in helping them with their studies. The unique touch interface, portability low cost and readily availability of apps are amongst the favourite features of iPad and iPhone.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2012 Leena & Luna International.
Depositing User: Dr Mehryar Nooriafshar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 05:18
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 04:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: education, technology, interface
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
10 Technology > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21031

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