1 Subject at a glance
1.1 Student participation requirements
The JCU Learning, Teaching and Assessment Procedure (2.1.2d) indicates a typical student workload for
a three (3) credit point subject requires a 130 hour work load of study related activities, including
attendance, assessment and self-directed study over the duration of the subject with equivalency across
all modes of delivery.
Note that attendance at specified classes will be a mandatory requirement for satisfactory completion
of some subjects (Learning, Teaching and Assessment Procedures, 3.1.8e); and that additional hours
may be required per week for those students in need of English language, numeracy or other learning
2 Subject details
2.1 Subject description
This subject enables students to explore the mobile ecosystem in industry and academia by creating
mobile applications. Students will learn how to design, test, and deploy mobile applications using a
modern mobile platform. The subject gives students an opportunity to appreciate and understand the
capabilities of modern mobile devices by creating mobile applications that feature gesture control,
device motion, GPS positioning, and social network interoperability.
2.2 Subject learning outcomes and course learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
• gain practical experience using the software components of a modern mobile platform, and the hardware
components of modern mobile devices;
• create and deploy mobile applications that adhere to the guidelines of a modern mobile platform;
• appreciate major aspects of the mobile ecosystem and how they relate to the knowledge economy;
• evaluate and discuss the technical aspects of mobile computing;
• explore and reflect on academic research fields that involve mobile technology.
These outcomes will contribute to your overall achievement of course learning outcomes. Your course
learning outcomes can be located in the entry for your course in the electronic JCU Course and Subject
Handbook 2021 (click on ‘Course Information’ bar/ select ‘Undergraduate Courses’ or ‘Postgraduate
Courses’/ select relevant course/ scroll down to ‘Academic Requirements for Course Completion’,
‘Course learning outcomes’).
2.3 Learning and teaching in this subject
This subject uses a combination of approaches to teaching and learning, including student-centred and
teacher-directed approaches. The content of the subject is disseminated using a variety of teaching
strategies including code demonstrations, FAQs and Q&A, coding screencasts, online content discovery,
and study groups.
At the beginning of each lecture, students will be made aware of the expected learning outcomes, how
such outcomes are relevant to the world of mobile technology, and the resources that support the
learning outcomes of this subject. The learning experience is enhanced through experiential activities
and active class participation.Students are expected to be active participants in the learning process and are encouraged to
participate in the lectures, discussions, practicals and undertake weekly chapter readings and view
Learning and teaching activities may be recorded for this subject. Personal Information in the form of
images and audio may be collected by JCU during the recording. This Personal Information may appear
as part of the recording which is accessible to students and staff in this subject on LearnJCU.
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