Development and usability testing of an educational mobile learning app for climate change and health impacts İklim değişikliği ve sağlık etkileri için eğitsel mobil uygulamanın geliştirilmesi ve kullanılabilirliğinin test edilmesi


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Aydoğan E., Atik A. D., DİKMEN E. Ş., ERKOÇ F.

Turkish Journal of Biochemistry, vol.47, no.3, pp.373-383, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/tjb-2020-0350
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Biochemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-383
  • Keywords: climate change, mobile application, self-paced learning, virtual learning environment, ENVIRONMENTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2021 Elif Aydoğan et al.Objectives: Mobile applications, social media platforms are changing Internet user behavior; creating a new era of education in a connected world. We have previously reported training needs of health providers in the Climate Change. Aim is to develop and test an Android® mobile app as an effective smart learning environment for climate change health impacts. Methods: The quasi-experimental design method was used in five phases: easy-to-reach, rich content Mobile app design and development for Android® operating system, scale development, finalizing scales to be used, implementation, data collection, analysis. Dependent t-test of pre-test and post-test awareness scores was analyzed. Usability and satisfaction were assessed with two scales; quantitative data with descriptive statistics. Results: The developed Mobile app was effective in enhancing students’ learning experience, and well-received in terms of adopting and using such technology for educational purposes. Pre-test and post-test scores different statistically (p<0.05); increasing participants’ awareness level and were satisfied. Conclusions: We conclude that our Mobile app, m-learning project, is successfully incorporated into the learning context; when tested, raised awareness about climate change and health effects for the public. To our knowledge, no currently existing tool to provide new mobile application for climate change education and promote awareness exists.