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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9010003

The Role of Subjective Quality Judgements in User Preferences for Mobile Learning Apps

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Department of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK
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Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
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Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 63, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
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Received: 20 November 2018 / Revised: 15 December 2018 / Accepted: 18 December 2018 / Published: 24 December 2018
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Abstract

This study investigated whether subjective quality judgements on sound and picture quality across three devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini) affected user preferences for learning applications. We tested 20 native Finnish-speaking users trialing generic audio clips, video clips, and two kinds of learning apps that were heavily reliant on sound. It was found that there was a main effect of the device on perceived sound quality, replicating earlier findings. However, these judgements did not impact on the users’ preferences for different devices nor on their preferences for different applications. The results are interpreted as indicating that perceived quality and affordances are less important for users in these contexts than other considerations (e.g., convenience, mobility, etc.). View Full-Text
Keywords: mobile learning; audio interaction; subjective perception mobile learning; audio interaction; subjective perception
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