Apps can utilize mobile devices’ hardware, including microphones, speakers, accelerometers, cameras, GPS chips, multi-touch tactile screen operations, text input capabilities, internet connectivity, and other functions.
DESIGN | DEVELOP | MENTOR | ENGAGE
Flexibility and Functionality
Students can carry the app-based course materials with them at all times, capturing time spent during commutes and otherwise waited learning opportunities facilitating ubiquitous learning.
All interactive content can be pre-installed onto the device for smooth and responsive media playing and searching.
Many apps can contain gaming elements to augment learning and making it more fun.
Cost and Transportability
Apps can operate without an internet or cellular connection, and there is no cellular data charged to the students’ data plans.