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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(5): 404-409 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.722

Comparison on the Use of Smartphone Application between International and Korean Pregnant Women

Hyeon Jihye and Syed Nitas Iftekhar

Abstract—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 and supporting functions the most. Monitoring and shaping functions were regarded useful among users in terms of personalized APE. This result was accorded to both international and Korean users.

Index Terms—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: sophiehyeon@gmail.com).
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: nitas711@gmail.com).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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