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ERIC Number: ED562428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Scaffolding Java Programming on a Mobile Phone for Novice Learners
Mbogo, Chao; Blake, Edwin; Suleman, Hussein
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning (11th, Madeira, Portugal, Mar 14-16, 2015)
The ubiquity of mobile phones provides an opportunity to use them as a resource for construction of programs beyond the classroom. However, limitations of mobile phones impede their use as typical programming environments. This research proposes that programming environments on mobile phones should include scaffolding techniques specifically designed for mobile phones, and designed based on learners' needs. This paper discusses the effectiveness of theoretically-derived scaffolding techniques to construct Java programs on a mobile phone. The results indicate that even though scaffolding techniques could support learners to program on a mobile phone, further modifications of the designed scaffolding techniques may be necessary in order to more effectively support programming on a mobile phone. [For complete proceedings, see ED562096.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya; South Africa