Supporting Multi-Device E-Learning Patterns with Second Screen Mobile Applications
Rohloff, Tobias; Renz, Jan; Bothe, Max; Meinel, Christoph
Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2017)
New York, NY, USA
Many providers of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms released mobile applications in the recent years to enable learning offline and on the go, for a more ubiquitous learning experience. However, mainly the MOOC content was optimized for small screens, but mobile devices provide the opportunity to enrich the MOOC experience even further by enabling new forms of learning. Based on a previous learning patterns evaluation and a user survey, this paper presents a second screen prototype for the MOOC platform of the Hasso Plattner Institute, whereby the mobile application can be used as a learning companion while using the web platform on a computer. Four different actions were implemented which can be done next to watching a video lecture. The evaluation showed that the prototype was helpful and made learning more efficient, as reported by users, and also ideas for further improvements were proposed.