The Literacy App: An m-learning tool for low SES undergraduate students

The Literacy App project will deliver a free, comprehensive Literacy App designed to improve the literacy of undergraduate students, particularly those from low SES backgrounds. This project has been awarded a $131,249 HEPP National Priority Pool grant and is a world first contribution to knowledge about the development and impact of a mobile learning (m-learning) tool, with a focus on their ability to assist the students to develop their own literacy skills, both independently and in student learning support and teaching contexts. This project taps into the current and fast evolving climate of interactive app use by offering a fun and engaging way to improve literacy. 

The joint project leaders are Dr Shamus Smith and Dr Erica Southgate and will be supported by a team of researchers and engineers.