Learning at times and places chosen by the learner: adapting to study with mobile digital devices

Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Albion, Peter and Larkin, Kevin and Redmond, Petrea and Harris, Julie and Fasso, Wendy and Sander, Teresa and Yuginovich, Trudy and Maxwell, Andrew (2012) Learning at times and places chosen by the learner: adapting to study with mobile digital devices. In: 2012 Australian Computers in Education Conference: ITs Time: Information Technology in Schools Time (ACEC 2012), 2-5 Oct 2012, Perth, Western Australia.


There has been substantial research into the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in higher education but, as mobile access to the Internet becomes the norm, there is a need to explore how mLearning can offer the flexibility expected by increasing numbers of undergraduate university students. This DEHub funded project, conducted by two Queensland Universities, investigated the potential of mobile devices to enhance student learning by increasing time on task at times and locations more convenient for the learner. This paper describes the conceptual background and approaches and reports some initial findings. The key finding is that the presentation of study materials and learning activities requires adjustment to support effective mobile access.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012, Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 05:55
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 05:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: mLearning; mobile; DEHub; distance education; education; nursing; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21374

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