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Apps for Use in Higher Education

App is an abbreviation for application and is a software program or group of software programs that causes a computer to perform useful tasks for end users, as defined by Jim Conallen. A mobile app, as defined by Kim Tracy, is an application specially designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Mobile apps have become very popular because of the increased penetration of mobile devices in various personal and professional activities. Mobile devices offer among other things (a) instant interpersonal and group multimodal communication, (b) location-aware services and personalized support based on users’ preferences and needs, and (c) ubiquitous communication and interaction with other mobile or desktop devices. As a result, a wide number of mobile apps have been developed ...

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