MOBILE LEARNING CONCEPT FOR PARENTING

Chandni Sharma*, Amir Dirin, Behrooz Mostakhdemin-Hosseini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Communication has become easy in terms of texting, calling, video calling, and social networks through smart devices. Smartphones have become the solution to most problems of everyday life and information searching has revolutionized. This includes cooking, traveling, home decorating, job finding, shopping. In contemporary life, people are often surfing on their mobile phones or searching for a new application to do a specific task for them. Hence, mobile applications become popular in almost all fields and social entities. Parenting is a social activity that deals with child educating, caring, and supporting. Therefore, parents must be aware of children's' development processes and their needs at various stages of the childhood. Parenting itself is a learning process for parents.

The focus of this study is to investigate Finnish parents and their parenting style. This provides stronger conclusive results, which can be further expanded to other countries and cultures, according to the scope and environment changes. Gathering requirements from the parents, analysing the data collected from survey and interviews and creating a scenario-based design helped to propose a mobile application prototype that helps parents to be more efficient and knowledgeable with their children development process.

This is a constructive research, which has resulted in a successful prototype design. The prototype evaluation report indicated that the application is easy to use and provides the satisfactory user experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (ICERI2017)
EditorsLG Chova, AL Martinez, IC Torres
Pages2559-2567
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-697-6957-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference of Education, Research and Innovation - Seville, Spain
Duration: 16 Nov 201718 Nov 2017
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameICERI Proceedings
PublisherIATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT
ISSN (Print)2340-1095

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Abbreviated titleICERI
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period16/11/201718/11/2017

Keywords

  • User-centred design
  • parenting
  • mobile application
  • user experience
  • usability

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