Education is experiencing transformation at all levels through the emergence and use of mobile technologies and mobile applications. At the heart of this transformation are learning and instructional applications for mobile devices, otherwise known as apps. Although many software and hardware technologies are used to create apps and multiple devices deliver learning and instructional apps, the term has been most commonly used to represent small, specialized programs or software applications designed to run on various types of mobile devices. This entry first discusses the prevalence and use of apps; the use of apps for learning and instruction; the potential of apps to disrupt traditional educational practices; and instructional strategies and educational theory. The entry then explains the design and development of learning apps, gives ...

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