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Let's Study: Mobile Tracker App for Study Group.

Introduction

Out-of-class study groups are self-formed, informal study groups that meet outside of class to study course material for quizzes and exams (Rybczynski and Schussler, 2011). These groups are not typically directed by the instructor or involved in working on graded assignments and this is mostly were conducted by student own inititives (Rybczynski and Schussler, 2011). For decades, researchers and educators have suggested that splitting students into learning groups in the classroom may lead to several benefits, including better academic performance (Kalaian & Kasim, 2014). The formation of study group also improve the productivity and enjoyment of students in learning (Boyd et. al, 2015).

Let's study is a mobile tracker app that enable students to form a study group. It is been quite hassle for the student in the colleges or university to form a study group that have similar interest and also having difficulty to form a group at the same available date and time. By having this app, the student can look for the other student that have same interest on the same subject to study and can set an appointment between them to meet up in the college or university campus. This increase the interest of student to study and indirectly increase the social interactions among student in college or university.

Innovation Content

Benefits of Let's Study

The first benefit of this mobile app is it enable student to form a study group without any hassle. This app will automatically searching for any student that would like to form a study group within the campus area thus reducing the hassle for the student looking a study group partner. The student also can create a study group and put it only the searching list. Second benefit is it will increase the interest of student to study. Study alone can lead to the distraction and student will easily getting bored and reduce the interest to study. Compared to the study group, it can increase the mood of the student to study because they will be surrounded by the group of student who want to study. Third is this app will increase social interactions among student. Prior literature found that the interactions among student in campus or college is reduce significantly due to the usage of technologies in daily life. This app will increase the social interactions by helping student in forming a study group. Fourth benefit is this app utilising the mobile phones as learning instruments for student. This will remove the limitation of smartphone for not just providing entertainment, but also providing learning instrument for student such as forming a study group.

Let's Study innovation phases.

The development of Let's Study mobile app is divided into several phases:

Let's Study mobile app is currently on research and development phases. In this phase, the innovator will identify the need of the user and the features that will be available in this mobile app.

Let's Study novelty and commercialisation.

Let's Study is the first mobile tracker app that focusing on creating a study group for student in college and university. This will be one of the initiative for smart campus that can be provided by university for their students. Let's Study will be copyrighted and patented as a mobile tracker app for study group. Let's Study will be available to be download at Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Let's Study user interface.

Discussion and Conclusion

Let's Study is the first mobile tracker app that focusing on creating a study group for student in college and university. This will be one of the initiative for smart campus that can be provided by university for their students. It will enable student to form a study group without any hassle, increase the interest of student to study, increase social interactions among students and utilising the mobile phones as learning instruments for student.

References

Boyd, R., Pennebaker, J., & Ferrell, J., & Georgiev, N. (2015). Group discussions and academic performance: Exploring the classroom factors that contribute to student success. Conference paper.

Kalaian, S. A., & Kasim, R. M. (2014). A meta-analytic review of studies of the effectiveness of small-group learning methods on statistics achievement. Journal of Statistics Education, 22(1), 1-20.

Rybczynski, S. and Schussler, E. (2011). Student Use of Out-of-Class Study Groups in an Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course. CBE Life Sci Educ. Journal, 10(1), 74-82.

Zaifudin Zainol (*)

College of Business Management and Accounting, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia

Email: Zaifudin@uniten.edu.my

Afdzal Aizat Ramli

College of Business Management and Accounting, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia

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Author:Zainol, Zaifudin; Ramli, Afdzal Aizat
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Date:Apr 1, 2018
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