Creation of a mobile application
Start date: June 1, 2020
End date: October 24, 2020
The tangible result of this output is an innovative mobile application for accessible LMS usage. This will be the first time a mobile application for accessible LMSs will be developed and here lies its innovative value. The application will be available in Macedonian, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Danish and English. Its features will include: event management, taking quizzes, assessments, on-line surveys, document sharing, discussion forums, the opportunity to build a collaborative knowledge base and a multimedia content library, and it will provide access to content and assignments off-line.
The impact value increases by giving opportunity for everyone to access the LMS via a mobile application. This will also enable real-time notifications for students about different aspects of the teaching or evaluation process. This mobile app will feature a complete and accessible mobile learning management system, which will be fully integrated with the full web experience and the rapid publishing system.
The creation of a mobile application will allow the delivery of learning and performance support on devices that learners carry: different types of smart-phones and tablets. In this manner, the transferability potential is in the chance to deliver knowledge to the right person at the right time on the device they already use.
IO3/A1: Design and coding. Within this activity all the features that the app requires will be listed. Also, the best tools for app development will be chosen. The necessary software will be installed in the system. While the design is being created, each functionality of the app will be deployed.
IO3/A2: Testing and modifications. Students will test the app, and changes will be done according to their input.
IO3/A3: Launching. A free to use and accessible LMS app will be launched.
Output type: Open / online / digital education. Other.
The University of Aveiro, Portugal is the leading organisation in this intellectual output. This University, which has experience in encouraging innovation and commercialisation linked to research, will guide the process of the mobile app development and launching. They will define all the features that are needed for this app to be accessible and ready to use. They will also supervise and guide the development and testing process.
The mobile app with the accessibility features will be developed by IT staff from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. All partner organisations will participate in the choice-making process for the best tools for the mobile app development and most adequate design. Each participant will modify the features in their native language (Portuguese, Macedonian, Danish and Lithuanian) and the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius will be responsible for the English version of the app.
The European Training Association will monitor the process of development, testing and launching through on-line access to the tools of the developers.
The methodology used will be based on Mobile-D: a new development technology, specifically tailored for mobile application development. Practices associated with Mobile-D include development of an app which is test-driven, paired programming, continuous programming, refactoring and software process improvement tasks.