Design issues for dual device learning: interactive television and mobile phone

Pemberton, Lyn and Fallahkhair, Sanaz (2005) Design issues for dual device learning: interactive television and mobile phone In: 4th World Conference on Mobile Learning: mLearn 2005, 25-28 Oct 2005, Cape Town, South Africa.


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Designers of technological support for learning have an ever-increasing selection of platforms and devices at their disposal, as desktop computers are joined by mobile phones, PDA’s, laptops, games consoles, digital television and wearable devices. It is unlikely that a single technology will be a perfect fit for all aspects of a learning task. Many situations will call on the strengths of a number of devices in combination. However, distributing functionality across different devices may create new problems for interaction and interface designers more used to creating consistency and coherence within a single technology. As an example, we describe the design and development of a system that facilitates language learning from a combination of two devices, interactive television (iTV) and mobile phone, drawing on the strengths of each technology. In particular we discuss some of the user interface design issues to be considered in the context of cross platform dual device systems for ubiquitous learning.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: interaction design; interactive television (iTV); mobile phone; ubiquitous language learning
Subjects: G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G500 Information Systems
X000 Education > X300 Education Studies
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Interactive Technologies
Depositing User: editor cmis
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 09:20

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