Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Department

Department of Mass Media Arts

Abstract

This paper discusses the use of customized smartphone applications in a classroom setting that enhance pedagogical strategies for instructional and educational technology. An analysis of how mobile devices can become virtual mobile classrooms will be explored in an effort to substantiate the efficacy of using smartphone/tablet applications as supplemental instructional tools. This paper will also examine technologies that improve and foster interpersonal skills between students and faculty members within a finite network environment. The Role of social media in the classroom and the convergence of social media and pedagogy in a virtual academic community will be analyzed through a synthesis of theory and praxis using the system's approach. In this study, the client side and security side issues of the customized smartphone/tablet application will be addressed as they pertain to networking considerations.

Source

International Journal of Computer Applications