Among the science mobile learning applications that have been proposed, only a few have been developed and validated through least learned competencies. Three (3) least learned competencies in science 9 particularly in Living Things and Their Environment topics based on students’ performance and teachers’ perception were identified, namely: “Differentiate basic features and importance of photosynthesis and respiration”, “Relate species extinction to the failure of populations of organisms to adapt to abrupt changes in the environment” and “Explain the different patterns of non-Mendelian inheritance” became the bases for the development of a mobile learning application. In this study, a Scitocin mobile application was developed and yielded a rating of “Very acceptable” which further suggested that the mobile learning application has excellently met the standards in terms of content, instructional quality, technical quality, presentation and organization, accuracy and up-to-datedness of information, and assessment among the end-users and experts. Furthermore, this Scitocin mobile learning application was composed of different distinct features such as e-module, video lesson, and educational games. These different features provide both educational and entertainment factors help to address the identified least learned competencies in Living Things and their Environment topics.
George Distura, West Visayas State University, Philippines
Ricky Magno, West Visayas State University, Philippines