Analysis of Factors Affecting the Learning Enhancement of Primary School Children Using Smart Devices

  • Manzar Bashir Department of Information Technology, QUEST Nawabshah, Pakistan
  • Asghar A. Chandio Department of Information Technology, QUEST Nawabshah, Pakistan
  • Akhatar H. Jalbani Department of Information Technology, QUEST Nawabshah, Pakistan
  • Muzaffar B. Arain Department of Mathematics & Statistics, QUEST Nawabshah, Pakistan
Keywords: M-learning, E-learning, interactive learning, learning through games, mobile learning

Abstract

The traditional learning styles are driven towards digital learning paradigms, such as e-learning and mobile learning (M-learning). The innovative trends in the technology have focused on finding new approaches for improved learning techniques and M-learning is one of them. The M-learning is a new and dynamic field of research which is constantly evolving in developed and developing countries. The use of mobile devices has recently increased in educational institutions for online learning and information gathering at any time. With the new era of information technology, learning trend is rapidly changing throughout the world with the aid of different learning platforms to the children. However, it is very important for Pakistan to promote M-learning and generate the new pattern of learning that will facilitate children to enhance their learning skills by using smart devices such as Tablet PCs and smartphones. In this paper, the role of M-learning and the factors which affect it are analyzed. An education based interactive application for primary school students on smart devices for M-learning has been developed in order to analyze the learning skills of the students. Our results show that M-learning, especially learning through interactive applications on smart devices, plays a vital role in enhancing the learning skills, learning interests and knowledge spectrum of the students.

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Bashir, M., Chandio, A., Jalbani, A., & Arain, M. (2018). Analysis of Factors Affecting the Learning Enhancement of Primary School Children Using Smart Devices. Quaid-E-Awam University Research Journal of Engineering, Science & Technology, Nawabshah., 16(01), 17-22. Retrieved from http://publications.quest.edu.pk/ojs-3.1.1-4/index.php/qrj/article/view/41