Mobilizing learning: mobile Web 2.0 scenarios in tertiary education

COCHRANE, Thomas, BATEMAN, Roger, CLIFFIN, Penny, HENDERSON, Ian and HOLLOWAY, Sam (2009). Mobilizing learning: mobile Web 2.0 scenarios in tertiary education. In: CHOVA, L. Gomez, BELENGUER, D. Marti and TORRES, I Candel, (eds.) Edulearn09 : International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies : Conference Proceedings. International Association of Technology, Education and Development.

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Based upon three years of mobile learning (mlearning) projects, a major implementation project has been developed for integrating the use of mobile web 2.0 tools across a variety of departments and courses in a tertiary education environment. A participatory action research methodology guides and informs the project. The project is based upon an explicit social constuctivist pedagogy, focusing on student collaboration, and the sharing and critique of student-generated content using freely available web 2.0 services. These include blogs, social networks, location aware (geotagged) image and video sharing, instant messaging, microblogging etc… Students and lecturers are provided with either an appropriate smartphone and/or a 3G capable netbook to use as their own for the duration of the project. Keys to the projects success are the level of pedagogical and technical support, and the level of integration of the tools into the courses – including assessment and lecturer modelling of the use of the tools. The projects are supported by an intentional community of practice model, with the researcher taking on the role of the “technology steward”. The paper outlines three different scenarios illustrating how this course integration is being achieved, establishing a transferable model of mobile web 2.0 integration and implementation. The goal is to facilitate a student-centred, collaborative, flexible, context-bridging learning environment that empowers students as content producers and learning context generators, guided by lecturers who effectively model the

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Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Roger Bateman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 10:34
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2015 16:49

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