Designing a mobile transcriber application for adult literacy education: a case study

Jo Lumsden, Rock Leung, Jane Fritz

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Functional illiteracy rates amongst 16 to 65 year-olds in the world’s richest countries are alarmingly high. This research looks at the use of mobile technology to support experiential adult literacy education whereby adult literacy students are able to construct knowledge throughout their daily activities whilst being supported in their daily literacy challenges. This research has two primary goals: (a) to design a mobile application to support adult literacy education; and (b) to identify appropriate processes by which this design could be achieved given the nature and specific requirements of the target users. The means by which both go also were achieved, together with lessons learned, are discussed. A prototype mobile application to meet the needs of adult literacy students is also introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile learning 2005 proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the IADIS international conference on mobile learning
EditorsPedro Isaías, Carmel Borg, Piet Kommers, Philip Bonanno
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)972-8939-02-7
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventIADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning - Qawra, Malta
Duration: 28 Jun 200530 Jun 2005


ConferenceIADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning


  • HCI
  • m-learning
  • adult literacy
  • case study
  • participatory de sign
  • prototyping


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