Education and Information Technologies

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 3537–3553 | Cite as

Usability guideline for Mobile learning applications: an update

  • Bimal Aklesh KumarEmail author
  • Munil Shiva Goundar
  • Sailesh Saras Chand


Mobile learning application developers have to overcome inherent limitations imposed by mobile devices in order to produce usable applications. There are usability guidelines available to assist in the design process but with technological improvements, these guidelines should be updated and extended. In this research, we proposed an updated usability guideline to assist in the design process of mobile learning applications. A systematic analysis of seventeen usability studies on mobile learning application was conducted, listed usability problems were extracted and analyzed to formulate new usability guidelines and subsequently the guidelines were updated. The validation results indicate that the updated guideline helps to achieve a higher level of usability as compared to previous guidelines.


Mobile learning Human-computer interaction Usability Usability guideline 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsFiji National UniversitySuvaFiji

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