—Antenatal parent education(APE) is the key to solve numerous contemporary issues using education such as lessening brain development gap and reducing maternal and infantile mortality. Many researchers have examined existing APE on and off-line which have shown merits as well as limitations. Many of them urged research on alternatives to compensate the limitations, and the potential of education using ICTs such as Smartphone has been highlighted more recently. This study aims to analyze the current APE using Smartphone application comparing international users and Korean users with content analysis to conceptualize Smartphone efficiency for APE. The finding of content analysis was that parents need informing
functions the most. Monitoring
functions were regarded useful among users in terms of personalized APE. This result was accorded to both international and Korean users.
—Parent education, antenatal parent education,
Smartphone application, South Korea.
Hyeon Jihye is with the Institute of International and Comparative
Education, Beijing Normal University and UNESCO Beijing, China (e-mail:
Syed Nitas Iftekhar was with Beijing Normal University, China. He is
now with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate
Affairs, Government of India, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Hyeon Jihye and Syed Nitas Iftekhar, "Comparison on the Use of Smartphone Application between International and Korean Pregnant Women," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 404-409, 2016.