Enabling Effective Education through Mobile Apps
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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Speaker: Khalid Al-Begain, Professor of Mobile Computing and Networking, University of South Wales.

The talk gives a reflection on the experiences gained by the speaker while leading the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) in creating educational apps. It discusses the principles embedding mobile gamification principles to improve student engagement in the learning process and how apps can become tools of learning. The talk gives example on education related apps built by CEMAS.


The Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) is:

  • a five year project receiving £6.4 million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund in Wales to develop emerging mobile technologies
  • creating a strong business plan to achieve funding for research projects
  • supporting over 130 local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) develop, test and find a route to market for their mobile application products
  • developing over 35 of apps in all sectors
  • working in partnership with the private sector to create the next generation of technology.
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