Development of Smart Phone Apps as Active Learning Tools for U-Learning and its Learning Process for Middle School Students

  • Chan Jung Park
  • Jae Hee Kang
  • Myung Jin Kim
  • Ye Rim Yu
  • Hyo Sang Kim
  • Jung Suk Hyun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 214)


Due to the advent of fancy smart technology, various kinds of Apps based on smart phones have been developed recently. Many universities and research centers started to organize their own App Centers a few years ago to construct their own software and content. Among Apps, the Apps for ubiquitous learning are also popular. In this paper, we design and develop new Apps that can help the interaction between instructors and students in classrooms and out of classrooms for active learning. Our Apps are developed based on MIT’s App Inventor and Google App Engine. With the database stored in Google App Engine, instructors can give their students multiple-choice questions and closed-answer questions. Also, the students can ask questions to their teachers during class and after school. By doing these, the teachers can examine both performance assessments and students’ attendances at the same time. Our Apps can also be used as a questionnaire tool for courses. In this paper, we also describe the learning process for middle school students who have no programming experience on smart phone Apps with KWLN charts. In this paper, we also describe how we used KWLN charts for our students’ programming skills as an instruction method.


Smart phone apps Ubiquitous learning Active learning App inventor KWLN chart 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chan Jung Park
    • 1
  • Jae Hee Kang
    • 2
  • Myung Jin Kim
    • 3
  • Ye Rim Yu
    • 4
  • Hyo Sang Kim
    • 1
  • Jung Suk Hyun
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Computer EducationJeju National UniversityJeju IslandRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.DongGirls Middle SchoolJeju IslandRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Pyoseon Middle SchoolJeju IslandRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Ara Middle SchoolJeju IslandRepublic of Korea
  5. 5.Department of Management Information SystemsJeju National UniversityJeju IslandRepublic of Korea

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