Mobile devices supported learning for novice programmers

Iqbal, Sohail, Chowdhury, Morshed U. and Harsh, Om Kumar 2013, Mobile devices supported learning for novice programmers, in ICEEE 2013 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on e-Learning and e-Technologies, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 277-282.

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Title Mobile devices supported learning for novice programmers
Author(s) Iqbal, Sohail
Chowdhury, Morshed U.
Harsh, Om Kumar
Conference name E-Learning and e-Technologies. Conference (2nd : 2013 : Lodz, Poland)
Conference location Lodz, Poland
Conference dates 23-25 Sep. 2013
Title of proceedings ICEEE 2013 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on e-Learning and e-Technologies
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series E-Learning and e-Technologies International Conference
Start page 277
End page 282
Total pages 6
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J.
Keyword(s) mobile devices-supported learning
e-learning
novice programmers
Summary Mobile learning is considered to be an advanced stage of E-learning. Mobile devices supported learning provides teaching materials anytime, anywhere, and eliminates space and time constraints for learners. Mobile devices-supported learning includes all portable devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, tablet PCs, and e-books. This paper aims to investigate the issue from a different perspective. Firstly, we consider how many novice programmers have personal mobile devices and what type of mobile devices they are using (PDA, tablet PC, e-book). Secondly, we consider whether the Buraimi University College (Oman) Information Technology infrastructure supports mobile learning. Thirdly we consider students' behavior and attitude towards mobile devices supported teaching materials. For this purpose, the survey method will be used as a research tool to collect responses from 1st year students enrolled in introductory programming courses at the Information Technology department of Buraimi University College. This paper also describes a set of findings which helps instructors to take steps to promote mobile learning for novice programmers.
ISBN 9781467350938
Language eng
Field of Research 080308 Programming Languages
080502 Mobile Technologies
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2013, IEEE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058808

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Information Technology
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