Engaging students with mobile web2.0.

COCHRANE, Thom and BATEMAN, Roger (2008). Engaging students with mobile web2.0. In: Teaching and Learning Conference 2008 : Student Success: A New Era in Ways of Learning, Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, Hawkes Bay, 1-3 October 2008. (Unpublished)


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Abstract: Blogs, wikis, podcasting, and a host of free, easy to use web2.0 social software provide opportunities for creating social constructivist learning environments focusing upon student-centred learning and end-user content creation and sharing. Building on this foundation, mobile web2.0 has emerged as a viable teaching and learning environment, particularly with the advent of the iPhone (Nicknamed “the Jesus phone” (Goldman, 2007)) and iPod Touch. Today’s wifi enabled smartphones provide a ubiquitous connection to mobile web2.0 social software and the ability to view, create, edit and upload user generated web2.0 content. This paper outlines how mobile web2.0 technologies can be harnessed to enhance and engage students in a social constructivist learning environment. Examples of student and teaching staff feedback are drawn from several mobile learning trials that have been conducted at Unitec New Zealand. Additionally the presentation will involve mobile web2.0 demonstrations and facilitate a discussion around the practicalities of integrating and supporting mobile web2.0 within a tertiary course.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Roger Bateman
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 16:40
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 08:16
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4424

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