Improving the work integrated learning experience through mobile technologies

Dann, Christopher and Richardson, Tony (2015) Improving the work integrated learning experience through mobile technologies. In: Advancing higher education with mobile learning technologies: cases, trends, and inquiry-based methods. Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD). Information Science Reference (IGI Global), United States, pp. 154-169. ISBN 978-1-4666-6284-1


The inclusion of technological solutions in higher education has led to a vast array of options for educators. An educational problem has driven each solution and the associated research into defining the effectiveness of those solutions. This chapter describes some of the problems faced by a teacher education program, triggered by the use of Work Integrated Learning (WIL), to connect theory taught in universities to the realities of a teacher's life. The underlying beliefs of the authors are that there needs to be critical discourse about the teaching and learning models used to engage students in the art of workplace learning, that this critical discourse needs to be based on facilitating a teaching and learning environment that is highly effective, and that the nexus is that the student's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience will not be counterproductive. This chapter highlights a concrete example of how one university implemented these beliefs in a structured and proactive manner.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 05:34
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 02:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; technology; Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6284-1.chOO8

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