Integrating Mobile Web 2.0 within tertiary education

COCHRANE, Thomas, BATEMAN, Roger and FLITTA, Isaac (2009). Integrating Mobile Web 2.0 within tertiary education. In: MÉNDEZ-VILAS, A., SOLANO MARTÍN, A., MESA GONZÁLEZ, J.A. and MESA GONZÁLEZ, J., (eds.) Research, Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education. FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain, 1348-1352.

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Based on three years of innovative pedagogical development and guided by a participatory action research methodology, this paper outlines an approach to integrating mobile web 2.0 within a tertiary education course, based on a social constructivist pedagogy. 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 use of the technology. We illustrate how the introduction of mobile web 2.0 has disrupted the underlying pedagogy of the course from a traditional Attelier model (face-to-face apprenticeship model), and has been successfully transformed into a context independent social constructivist model. Two mobile web 2.0 learning scenarios are outlined, including; a sustainable house design project (involving the collaboration of four departments in three faculties and three diverse groups of students), and the implementation of a weekly ‘nomadic studio session'. Students and lecturers use the latest generation of smartphones to collaborate, communicate, capture and share critical and reflective learning events. Students and lecturers use mobile friendly web 2.0 tools to create this environment, including: blogs, social networks, location aware (geotagged) image and video sharing, instant messaging, microblogging etc… Feedback from students and lecturers has been extremely positive,

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Part of the conference proceedings for m-ICTE Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 22-24 April 2009. Paper delivered at the conference on 22nd April 2009.

ISBN for the full 3 vol. set of conference proceedings : 9788469217887

Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Roger Bateman
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2011 19:47
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