Online courses provide students flexible access to class at anytime and anywhere. Most online courses currently rely on computer-based delivery. However, computers still burden instructors and students with limited mobility and flexibility. To provide more convenient access to online courses, smartphones have been increasingly adopted as a mobile method to access online courses. In this paper, we share our practical experience in designing and developing a smartphone platform for accessing online courses. The main contributions of this paper include: 1) we present the main technical issues of applying smartphones to online courses; 2) we discuss several key factors of designing, developing and delivering online courses that support smartphone access.
Rawat, Danda B.; Shi, Hui; and Alnusair, Awny
"Developing and Applying Smartphone Apps in Online Courses,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 25
, Article 6.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol25/iss2/6