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Mobile Study FAQ


  1. Goals of mobilestudy.
  2. How much does it cost to download a quiz?
  3. What are some ways I can use mobilestudy?
  4. Can I link to my quiz from another site?
  5. Do I have to enter the "SMS Results To:" field?
  6. What does the Language Setting actually do?
  7. How do I get the quiz onto my phone?
  8. How do I use the QRCode link?
  9. Can I have a mixture of questions with and without images?
  10. Why don't some of the Image quizzes don't run on old phones?
  11. I'm halfway through making a quiz and how do I stop it being shown in my public quiz list?
  12. How do I quickly convert a pre-existing quiz?
  13. I have a pre-existing quiz with images in it in want to convert?
  1. Goals of mobilestudy
    The goal of mobile study is to make it easier to study on the move.
    Our site provides both educators and students an easy way to create revision material that can be reviewed on a mobile/cell phone.
  2. How much does it cost to download a quiz?
    Whilst we don't charge anything for the quizzes, mobile phone service providers will charge for the amount of data downloaded when downloading a quiz. A normal mobilestudy quiz is approximately 16kb so if your service provider is charging 1 cent a kilobyte you will incur a 16 cent expense on your mobile bill.

    Please note:
    * A lot of phone plans these days include a certain amount of data download for free.
    * You can download the phone quiz to your computer then upload it to your phone via bluetooth, infrared or a data cable and completely avoid any cost to your cell/mobile phone bill.

    The bluetooth/ifrared or data cable option may be a very convenient way of getting the quiz onto student's phones if they are concerned about data cost.
  3. What are some ways I can use mobilestudy?
    There are two broad ways to use our website:
    Create revision material for use outside the classroom.
    Create a quiz as a learning activity as either a class, a small group or as an individual.

    Create revision material for use outside the classroom.

    Tip 1: Trains, planes and automobiles.
    One of the goals of mobilestudy.org is to make it easy for people to revise and learn on public transport. The size of a mobile/cell phone overcomes a lot of the physical barriers normally faced when trying to study on the move.

    Tip 2: Learn a second language.
    Mobile study quizzes support multiple languages so it can be used as a language learning aid. Create the same quiz in a student's native language and then a second language and get them to sit them one after the other.

    Tip 3: Math quizzes
    Mobile quizzes are a great way for students to revise order of operation and basic algebra. Adding an explanation of the correct answer is especially useful with math based quizzes as it provide direct feedback. This is also a lot more convenient for the student as they don't have to keep flicking back and forth between pages to check their answers in the back of the text book.

    Tip 4: Remote Students
    The mobile study website and phone quizzes provide a unique way of getting students in remote location or studying by correspondence involved with their teachers and fellow class mates.

    Create a quiz as a learning activity

    Tip 1: Let the students create a quiz as a way to learn.
    Creating a quiz about a subject gives students a unique perspective on how well they know the material. Coming up with questions to cover the main areas of study can help refine their understanding and often highlights areas they know well and not so well. Providing the answers for multiple choice question gets them thinking about common mistakes people make and pitfalls to avoid. Thinking about what order to ask the questions often helps them understand how concepts link together.

    Tip 2: Create a group quiz
    With younger children creating a quiz as a group can be a novel and fun way of getting them to share their knowledge and allows a teacher to gain an understanding of what they do and don't comprehend. Older children may enjoy creating quizzes in smaller groups so they can try their quizzes out on other groups in their class.

    There are many ways to utilize mobilestudy in a classroom or for private study. If you find an effective way of studying with mobilestudy feel free to drop us a line or leave a comment.
  4. Can I link to my quiz from another site?
    We would hope over time a teacher/lecturer might build up a collection of quizzes for a specific subject which all can be linked to from their subject's website. Alternatively you can just link to your mobilestudy homepage where your quizzes reside.
  5. Do I have to enter the "SMS Results To:" field?
    No, this field is optional, only fields that have * on them are required. The "SMS Results To:" is the phone number you wish the quiz to send the results to. Normally this would be a teacher.
  6. What does the Language Setting actually do?
    The language setting only controls what language the menus and instructions are in.
  7. How do I get the quiz onto my phone?
    There are three ways to achieve this:
    Navigate to the address (URL) for your quiz using your phone's browser (i.e type the address in or use the SMS service to send the URL to your phone)

    Scan the QRCode and the url will appear on your phone.

    Download the jad and jar file to your computer then upload to your phone via bluetooth, infrared or a data cable.
  8. How do I use the QRCode link?
    Firstly you'll need to have some QRCode reading software installed on your phone.

    For example:
    quickmark.com
    i-nigma.com
    neoreader

    Click the Install on phone menu item to the left of the screen.
    Click on the "Install the quiz on a mobile phone using QR Code"
    A Black and White Image will appear.
    With your QRCode reader focus the phone's camera on the image until it locks on.
    Take a photo of the image. The URL will now appear in your QRCode Reader.
    Select the URL and the quiz will start downloading.
  9. Can I have a mixture of questions with and without images?
    Yes, you can have any combination of questions that do and don't have images.
  10. Why do some of the image quizzes not run on old phones?
    Some old phones have a size restriction on them of 64kb. If you try and run a quiz with a lot of hi-res images in it, it will probably exceed this limit. The size of the quiz is listed next to the download link.
  11. I'm halfway through making a quiz. How do I stop it being shown in my public quiz list?
    By setting the "Is Public:" field on a quiz to No.
    You can come back to it at anytime to complete making the quiz.
  12. How do I quickly convert a pre-existing quiz?
    You can quickly convert a pre-existing quiz to a mobile quiz by using the quick quiz wizard. After selecting Create Quiz and filling out the title and intro of your quiz, check the "use quick quiz wizard" check box.
    You can then paste in your quiz and format it the following way:
    Questions end with ?
    The correct answer is marked with an *
    Explanations end with !

    For example:
    What colour are elephants?
    Pink
    Grey*
    Purple Both the Indian and African Elephant are Grey.!
  13. I have a pre-existing quiz with images in it in want to convert?
    The easiet way to convert a pre existing quiz with images to a mobile quiz is to use the quick quiz wizard to convert your text. Just follow the steps above. After the quiz is created go through each question and upload your images. This will save you alot of copying and pasting questions around.
 
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