Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 25

Volume 25 Number 2, Pages 149-159

Summer 2014


Developing and Applying Smartphone Apps in Online Courses


Gongjun Yan
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, IN 47712, USA

Danda B. Rawat
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460, USA

Hui Shi
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529, USA

Awny Alnusair
Indiana University - Kokomo
Kokomo, IN 46902, USA

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Online education, Mobile computing, Course development models

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Recommended Citation: Yan, G., Rawat, D. B., Shi, H., & Alnusair, A. (2014). Developing and Applying Smartphone Apps in Online Courses. Journal of Information Systems Education, 25(2), pp. 149-159.