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Website to App: Learning in Your Pocket

, Bonfils Blood Center, Research Department, United States ; , Bonfils Blood Center, Medical Director for Research and Education, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: In addition to new structures and elements within web pages, HTML5 offers the potential to create free-standing apps that run on smart phones or tablets (iPod, iPhone, Android devices). Instructional Designers are always challenged to find ways to engage learners in their chosen domain. The mobile web is one path that HTML5 is opening to non-technical individuals. Using only the skills needed to create a website, educators can now create web pages with enhanced interactivity, personalization, and convenience, which can also be made into apps (portable programs) that run on a learner's smart phone or tablet. A hypertext presentation of clinical case-based scenarios serves as the example web-based instructional simulation for this exploration of the new HTML5 features and the potential for the mobile web in education.


Heath, S. & Ambruso, D. (2012). Website to App: Learning in Your Pocket. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2829-2833). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .


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