Uncoupling mobility and learning: When one does not guarantee the other

Kinash, Shelley and Brand, Jeffrey and Mathew, Trishita and Kordyban, Ron (2011) Uncoupling mobility and learning: When one does not guarantee the other. In: Communications in Computer and Information Science. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 177. Springer, Germany, pp. 342-350. ISBN 978-3-642-22382-2

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Mobile learning was an embedded component of the pedagogical design of an undergraduate course, Digital media and society. In the final semester of 2010 and the first semester of 2011, 135 students participated in an empirical study inquiring into their perceptual experience of mobile learning. To control for access to technology, an optional iPad student loan scheme was used. The iPads were loaded with an electronic textbook and a mobile application of the learning moderation system. Eighty students participated in ten-person focus groups. Feedback on mobility and the electronic text was positive and optimistic. However, the majority of students were not convinced that the trial made a difference to their learning. This result was interpreted to indicate that the presence or absence of mobile devices does not guarantee or preclude student learning. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to the author's post-print in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 01:51
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 04:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic textbooks; embedded components; empirical studies; focus groups; mobile applications; mobile learning; perceptual experience; student learning; undergraduate courses; electronic equipment, radar, radio and television; data storage, equipment and techniques; computer peripheral equipment; computer software, data handling and applications; education; information science
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22383-9_28
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33353

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