A Systematic Literature Review of Educational Apps: What Are They Up To?


  • Mauricio Vásquez-Carbonell Computer Sciences & Electronic Department, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla, Colombia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3579-4280




Educational Apps, Mobile Learning Education, Review, Effectiveness, Recommendations


As the use of Educational Apps rises every day and the population begins its use at an increasingly early age, it becomes relevant to understand the positive and negative aspects of this technological tool. However, the information may seem overwhelming, especially for those starting investigations on this topic. For this reason, a Systematic Literature Review was conducted on 119 published scientific papers, in order to create a work that synthesizes all the recent data about most used keywords, funding aid, authors and publishing journals, just to name a few. Additional data also reveals the need, expressed by authors and backed by their research, to evaluate the effectiveness of the Educational Apps. As an additional point, some solutions are offered to deal with the aforementioned problem, as well as some recommendations for the correct development of applications.


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Author Biography

Mauricio Vásquez-Carbonell, Computer Sciences & Electronic Department, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla, Colombia

Mauricio Vásquez-Carbonell is an Electronic Engineer and Master in Engineering from the Universidad de la Costa (Barranquilla – Colombia). Assistant Professor II of the Universidad de la Costa (Department of Computer Science and Electronics). His work experience is related to the health sector, in the development of tools for teaching and learning in clinical patients and students. Currently focused on the development of virtual reality, programs and educational apps, as well as multiple aspects of applied education.


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