Mobile learning in chemical engineering: An outlook based on case studies

  • Guillermo Díaz-Sainz /
  • Gema Pérez /
  • Lucía Gómez-Coma /
  • Victor Manuel Ortiz-Martínez /
  • Antonio Domínguez-Ramos /
  • Raquel Ibañez /
  • María J. Rivero
Journal re
Education for Chemical Engineers
  • Volumen: 35
  • Fecha: 01 April 2021
  • Páginas: 132-145
  • ISSN: 17497728
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ece.2021.01.013
  • Document Type: Review
  • Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
© 2021 Institution of Chemical EngineersIn the context of the electronic learning (E-learning) methodology, mobile learning (M-learning) focuses on the use of portable technology (such as mobiles or tablets) and the mobility of students. E-learning, and particularly M-learning, can be implemented in combination with other pedagogical methodologies for chemical engineering teaching and learning. We can consider that the vast majority of undergraduates own personal mobile devices nowadays. Moreover, many case studies have shown that M-learning is an effective methodology to capture students¿ attention and to actively engage them in the learning process. In most cases, lecturers have reported an improvement in both academic performance and qualifications and have expressed a favourable opinion towards this type of initiative in surveys. In line with the increasing interest in the incorporation of E-learning, this review discusses cases studies based on M-learning within the field of chemical engineering teaching through different technological platforms and apps which can be installed or directly used on mobile devices. All the platforms described in this work offer a free version, emphasizing the possibility of extending this methodology within the university with no need for additional economic resources.

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