The Review of Mobile Applications and Wireless Technologies in Sustaining K-12 Schools during COVID-19

Finch, Karuna Samuel and Kala, Srikant Manas and Sathya, Vanlin (2021) The Review of Mobile Applications and Wireless Technologies in Sustaining K-12 Schools during COVID-19. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications, 6 (18). e1. ISSN 2032-9504

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Mobile-learning (M-Learning) is no longer a futuristic concept in E-learning. The disruptions induced by the mandatory social distancing norms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it to the centre stage as it facilitates seamless delivery of education to mobile-users on the go. The ever increasing penetration of low-cost smartphones and remarkable advancement in wireless communication technologies has made M-learning ubiquitous and affordable. This paper highlights the roles that mass-adoption of mobile phone devices have played in sustaining K-12 schools. We review the impact that latest developments in communication technology and the deployment of LTE-WiFi coexistence, 5G, and Wi-Fi6 networks will have on M-learning applications. Further, we highlight the challenges that need to be addressed so that the higher penetration of mobile phones and deployment of wireless network technologies can be optimally harnessed for an improved M-learning experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Applications, K-12, M-learning, COVID-19, Pandemic, LTE-WiFi Coexistence, 5G, 802.11ax, Wi-Fi6, Education
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:30
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:30

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