VSPad : harnessing learning styles among mobile learners
Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian
Lee, Chu Keong
Choy, Michael Seng Kim
Date of Issue2004
Educational applications that run on mobile devices are fast emerging, supporting a variety of learning activities. Yet one crucial area that has received little attention to date involves the learning styles of users and whether these affect their rate of learning. This paper describes the design and development of Visuo-Spatial Pad (VSPad), an application running on mobile devices that helps people remember lists of keywords better using their visual, spatial and auditory strengths. VSPad uses the number keypad structure of mobile phones for learners to remember the starting letters of keywords. Learners highlight letters that the keywords start with and whenever a list needs to be recalled, they simply retrace the way their fingers moved. Letters are associated with unique tones, helping auditory learners as well. The VSPad is also network-enabled, allowing keyword lists to be shared among learners.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Education::Educational technology::Computer assisted instruction
Proceedings of e-learn 2004 : world conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare and higher education
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