Nowadays, a mobile phone is a very familiar device in modern life and mobile application development is more and more enhanced. Besides, learning is always considered a basic demand and turns out more and more generalized. So, people have thought about taking advantage of mobile apps to get the most effective education. With a smartphone, people can learn everywhere and every time in a flexible and convenient way.
According to Statista.com, in 2020, worldwide m-education (mobile education) spending is projected to reach 37.8 billion dollars, compared with 3.4 billion dollars in 2011. It is visible that there is a great demand for e-learning via mobile phone.
Thus, educational mobile application development becomes a promising land for all providers.
However, remember that education is a special industry so we cannot use the same strategy as other utilities when providing this service.
The question is how to make knowledge become a yummier but still nutritious for learners?
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Requirements for Educational Mobile Apps
Let begin by looking at requirements for an educational mobile app that can totally satisfy both educators and learners: –
It includes all requirements concerning teaching method. Content Quality should be valid, trustworthy, and accurate. Regarding the Content Presentation, it should be based on a variety of media. About Content Organization, it should be simple, modular and flexible.
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The educational mobile apps should be open to various social, cultural, racial, political, and religious values and ideas. It should not discriminate with respect to age, gender or health issues. It should motivate the learner to learn and enhance their self-esteem, confidence, and commitment.
The apps should achieve the intended results and benefits at the lowest possible cost compared with alternative applications with the same intended results.
The apps should meet standards for software quality.
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Tips for Being Successful Educational Mobile Apps
To meet these requirements, take the following suggestions into consideration to develop doubtless effective educational mobile apps:
Make it simple and fun
One mission of your educational mobile apps is to blow out the boredom and formality of traditional education. A Game-based lesson is not a bad idea. Turn academic knowledge into a fun and interesting game with fascinating rewards.
Because people usually learn on mobile in a short period of time like breaks or waiting time, so make it as simple as possible.
For example, instead of giving a question with a long paragraph, a gap- the filling is a more adorable choice.
Do you remember the classic game “Hangman”? Yes, it makes language lesson become a thrilling game of rescue man’s life! It is developed from a game played on paper to a convenient app which can be used in all kinds of device.
Make a suitable choice of methods
When presenting data and result, you can choose whether to use text, image, table or graph or combine some of them to make sure that learners can grasp all ideas, so the teaching can get the highest effectiveness.
When sharing data with users, you can make choice among emails or through a website with user profile…
For example, app “Educreations” created by Educreations company allows sharing video via email, Facebook or Twitter.
With this app, teachers can record audio to narrate your action or make diagrams, commentary and animation to create easy to follow tutorials for students.
Create user-friendly interface
Colour and text should be so well- combined that users will be impressed at first sight and then motivate them to learn. It depends on ranges of age or gender of targeted users to choose light/dark colours, simple/complex text…etc.
Displaying on multiple or single screens is also a necessary factor in information presentation. In term of design, pay attention to an icon with names, an icon with tooltips, menu and shortcuts.
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And don’t forget to optimise navigation and orientation for your apps. All next/previous/home/exit buttons, as well as gateways, should be arranged in the best logical way so your apps can become significantly professional.
“Trello” is a prime example for a well- organised app. It helps to create checklists, upload images, and assign tasks to other users in group work.
Content is displayed in a card-peppered interface, with options to easily make a change and delete tasks once completed.
Creating a high- quality educational mobile apps and making it competitive in the education market is not an easy task with lots of strict requirements.
Custom application need experienced mobile application developers. So, you can think about outsourcing mobile development as a reasonable solution to get a satisfying m-learning tool.