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.