Abstract

App Inventor for Android is an open mobile app building platform currently supported by MIT. The platform helps non-programmer create a mobile app using a no-code drag-and-drop system. In this paper, we describe a student mobile app development project designed for a health IT course in Spring 2013. Healthcare mobile apps were introduced in the course to strengthen students’ understanding of the concept of health IT and the role of IT applications in healthcare. Student feedback on the project are collected and analyzed. The challenges with the project and instructional implications derived from our experiences are discussed in this paper.

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