SOME PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN MLEARNING CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

N. Kafadarova, S. Stoyanova-Petrova

Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" (BULGARIA)
In this paper we introduce mLearning, or mobile learning, where technological advancements can be implemented easily. mLearning provides greater scope for collaborative learning and blended learning. Handsets are great multimedia tools and the global spurt in mobile users has opened a vast avenue for learning opportunities.
When we talk about learning systems, the educational content and how it is presented to the user is of great importance. Learners receive all their educational materials in traditional learning and e-learning in the form of text documents – books, leaflets, presentations, pdf documents. Coming to a new platform – the mobile, they have to change the way they accept and interpret data. The information conveyed on one screen for an e-Learning may need the equivalent of three or four screens on the mobile device.
In this paper we concentrate on practical content development issues which emerge when creating learning material for mobile devices. Here we will detail what practical issues and problems the content developer should tackle and what general solutions are available for these problems.