m-Learning - Evaluating the Effectiveness and
The EU m-learning Project managed by LSDA is developing a mobile
system for adult basic skills in which learners access content and
discussion transparently across a range of mobile and computing
devices. For any commercial exploitation, it is necessary to explore
and assess the factors that determine the various developmental
efforts and their respective educational benefits. This paper suggests
a way to integrate and apply work on multimedia educational software
cost-estimation, cost models of networked learning, the Laurillard
conversational framework and blended learning development tools.
These factors must underpin any objective economic evaluation of
m-learning and establish the foundations for understanding the basis
of commercial exploitation.
Keywords: cost-benefit, software cost-estimation,
conversational framework, media-mix