(..) What Makes A Better Mobile Learning App?
We spoke with the Answer Underground folks about what they think it takes to make a better mobile learning app. Not surprisingly, they had done plenty of research in this area as well.
They found that the biggest feature students want in an app is simply not a ton of features. Students say hunting for answers via Google can be cumbersome as it’s easy to get quickly distracted or lost in the clutter of ads and related links. In fact, even toolbar bookmarks in browsers can be too distracting.
Being able to do one task very well is the key to a good app. Don’t try to be a Swiss Army Knife for everything in education. An app like Answer Underground performs one function well.