THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION: SUCCEEDING IN THE PURSUIT OF QUALITY
28-29 Jan 2013
The Android platform is among the leading mobile learning technologies and there are 600,000+ apps available for it. The paper examines and evaluates how contemporary teaching and learning environments can effectively and inexpensively utilize selective sets of Android apps to respond demands for the provision of 21st Century skills. The paper focuses on a review of specific Android apps which can be used for teaching, planning, content development, assessment and evaluation. A simple graphical user interface (GUI) builder for the Android platform is also discussed. The paper suggests that Android apps consist inexpensive, engaging and dynamic learning tools on which online and distance education, as well as physical learning and teaching environments, can be based.