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Designing Application of M-Learning based on Content Management System

18 Oct 2013-International Journal of Computer Applications (Foundation of Computer Science (FCS))-Vol. 80, Iss: 7, pp 7-10

TL;DR: Merging mobile web technology with Content Management System can become alternatives in developing m-learning applications, which is expected to be one of the alternatives in the delivery of study materials to students.

AbstractInnovation in the telecommunications technology develops fast and aligned with the development of modern society characteristic that have high mobility, flexible, easy and satisfying search service, and the pursuit of efficiency in all aspects. Currently, the use of mobile device like mobile phone, pocket PC and PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) has become a common sight in everyday life. Commonly used mobile devices, most are able to perform data communication via the Internet. This development makes people able to develop a method of learning that is based on wireless and mobile technology, called mobile learning (m-learning). Mlearning has its own characteristic because of the limitations of mobile device. Merging mobile web technology with Content Management System can become alternatives in developing m-learning applications. Designing m-learning based on content management system aims to simplify the management of content. M-learning generated in the form of mobile web that accessed by users through mobile phone. The m-learning is expected to be one of the alternatives in the delivery of study materials to students.

Topics: Mobile Web (72%), Mobile technology (70%), Mobile phone (65%), M-learning (62%), Mobile device (61%)

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