Evaluation of Multimedia User Interface Design Method for M-learning (MobLearn): A Comparative Study

Shimaa Nagro, Maysoon Aldukhail


The multimedia m-learning method (MobLearn method) is a holistic and functional method that includes the key steps, methods, and techniques for using multimedia to create m-learning interfaces. In this paper, the MobLearn process was evaluated by comparing it to one of the latest m-learning methods by Stanton and Ophoff (2013( that has the same function. The comparative case study was employed to examine the degree to which two m-learning approaches are similar in terms of interface architecture and their main characteristics, their differences and the primary function of features that occur in one of them but not in the other. Based on this comparative study, the final version of MobLearn method has been introduced in two forms: high-level framework and method steps. In this version, the mapping strategies of m-learning have been applied where the mapping techniques deal with a different set of information types and a large variety of media.

Full Text:



AlDekhail, Maysoon (2015). “E-Learning Assistance and Application for the Auditory-Impaired Population: A Review with Recommendations.” Journal of Basic Applied Scientific Research (JBASR) 5(3), pp. 36-53

Bhowmik, M., Banerjee, B. & Banerjee, J. (2013) “Role of Pedagogy in Effective Teaching,” Education Research and Review, 2(1), pp. 1-5

Errity, A. (2016) “Human-computer interaction,” in Connolly, I., Palmer, M., Barton, H. and Kirwan, G. (eds.) An introduction to cyberpsychology. Oxon: Rutledge, pp.241-254

Goodrick, D., (2014) Comparative Case Studies: Methodological Briefs - Impact Evaluation No. 9, Methodological Briefs (No. innpub754)

Killilea, J. (2012). Leveraging mobile devices for asynchronous learning: Best practices. scs.org. University of Central Florida. Retrieved from: http://www.scs.org/upload/documents/conferences/autumnsim/2012/presentations/etms/4_Final_Submission.pdf (Accessed: 6 January 2018)

Lazar, J., Feng, J. & Hochheiser, H. (2017) Research methods in human computer interaction. 2nd ed.. USA: Morgan Kaufmann

Nagro, S. & Campion, R., ‘A method for multimedia user interface design for mobile learning.’ IEEE: Computing Conference. London, United Kingdom, 28-20 July 2017, pp. 585-590

Nagro, S. & Campion, R. ‘Evaluation of multimedia user interface design method for mobile learning.’ In: Proceeding of The 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED). Valencia, Spain, 6-8 March 2017, pp. 1533-1541

Ryokai, K., Agogino, A. & Oehlberg, L. (2012) 'Mobile learning with the engineering pathway digital library.' International Journal of Engineering Education, 28(5), pp.1119–1126.

Stanton, G. and Ophoff, J. (2013) ‘Towards a Method for Mobile Learning Design.’ Informing Science and Information Technology, 10, pp. 501-522.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31449/inf.v45i4.3391

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.