Detail Inovasi Perguruan Tinggi

Tema: Seminar International Integrating Technology Into Education
Judul: SMS Gateway as an Approach for Creating a Mobile Learning System : A Pre-Design Study at Informatics Departement Widyatama University
Perguruan Tinggi: Universitas Widyatama
Jenis/sdm: dosen/0426127106

Tahun: 2010

The widespread use of mobile phone enables the use of mobile devices for educational purpose. The short message service (SMS) is a popular method of communication among the younger generation.With today’s tools, instructors often encounter obstacles when trying to interact with the entire class. Instructors can get responses from only some of students and always struggle with repeating announcements or directing students where to download materials. To solve these problems, we propose the use of the short message service or SMS to support teaching learning activity which greatly enhances interactions between instructors and students and will create a much more effective education environment. The system will provide functions like instant quiz, class material distribution, announcement posting, notifying instructor through short message service (SMS). The SMS based method is chosen based on the analysis on a survey done at Informatics Department Widyatama University. From the survey we conclude that this method is suitable with the mobile learning readiness and learning trends among the students.