Mohamed Ally

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This paper reports on a case study that examined the process of designing and evaluating a learning object to help students understand the therapeutic principles of drug administration. The challenges and issues associated with creating learning objects using interactive multimedia software will be described. The study had two broad objectives: (1) to(More)
The Framework for the Rational Analysis of Mobile Education (FRAME) model was originally developed as a basis for assessing the effectiveness of mobile devices for distance learning [1]. The FRAME model is the first comprehensive theoretical model to describe mobile learning as a process resulting from the convergence of mobile technologies, human learning(More)
Current instructional design models and methods were developed to design instruction for delivery on personal desktop computers that have large screens and are located in learners’ homes or workplaces. However, there is a trend towards the use of mobile devices to deliver learning materials, and for students to learn anytime and anywhere. The use of mobile(More)
Can mobile technology improve flexibility and quality of interaction for graduate students in distance programs? This paper reports the results of an innovative study exploring the usability, learning, and social interaction of mobile access to online course materials at a Canadian distance education university. Through a system called MobiGlam, students(More)
The concept of mobile learning is often defined as learning that takes place with the help of mobile devices to access course materials; however, these devices operate in different ways and have different capabilities. To make course materials available on these mobile devices as well as on desktop systems, a software program is required to allow course(More)
Athabasca University's (AU) has implemented a comprehensive mobile library (M-library) website. The M-library system can auto-detect users' devices and bring them to the appropriately formatted version (mobile or desktop) of the site. It provides opportunities to increase the boundaries of anytime and anywhere learning for students. This paper presents the(More)
Online universities are growing and they have to continuously integrate new technologies to provide remote students with ubiquitous learning. How to conduct lab work becomes a great challenge in distance education. Existing methods to deal with lab work in distance education institutions usually require students to travel to the actual university laboratory(More)
Mobile phone is the most widely used mobile device. Every mobile phone user can conveniently communicate with each other through SMS (Short Message Service) text messages at very low price. It is so commonly used that, in some countries like China, an SMS culture has emerged. Although there are some SMS based applications in m-Learning, most of them are(More)
M-Learning research at the School of Computing and Information Systems (SCIS) at Athabasca University has been directed at improving mobile device access to distance learning materials through improved device detection, use of mobile device style sheets, and alternate files and graphics that are tailored to smaller screens. However, there is a greater(More)