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Syaifudin, Yan Watequlis Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Okayama University
Funabiki, Nobuo Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Okayama University Kaken ID publons researchmap
Kuribayashi, Minoru Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering, Okayama University ORCID Kaken ID publons researchmap
Kao, Wen-Chung National Taiwan Normal University
Abstract
Purpose
With rapid increase of Android devices and application systems, there is a strong demand for Android application programmers. A lot of schools are offering Android programming courses to meet this demand. However, Android programming can be different from the conventional one because it needs interactive functions through interfaces with users, which makes the study more difficult. This paper aims to propose an Android Programming Learning Assistance System, namely, APLAS, to assist the Java-based Android programming study and education.
Design/methodology/approach
By adopting the test-driven development method, APLAS is designed to achieve independent learning without the presence of teachers. Using JUnit and Robolectric, the answers from the students are automatically marked in APLAS. To cover extensive materials in Android programming, APLAS offers four stages where each stage involves several topics.
Findings
To evaluate the effectiveness of APLAS, we implemented the Unit Converter assignment that covers the first two topics, namely, Basic user interface in the first stage and basic activity in the second stage. Through solving the assignment, it is expected to learn basic application development. Forty novice students of an IT department in Indonesia were asked to solve both topics separately.
Originality/value
The results show that APLAS is useful and helpful for the self-study of Android programming, as they could complete codes with good execution performances.
Keywords
Android application
APLAS
JUnit
Learning system
Learning system
Test-driven development method
Index terms APLAS
Java
Published Date
2019-10-03
Publication Title
International Journal of Web Information Systems
Volume
volume16
Issue
issue1
Publisher
Emerald
Start Page
115
End Page
135
ISSN
17440084
NCID
AA12639855
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
OAI-PMH Set
岡山大学
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Web of Science KeyUT
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isVersionOf https://doi.org/10.1108/IJWIS-08-2019-0038