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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/106643
Title:
MobilED : a tool by any other name
Authors:
Botha, Adele; Traxler, John; Ford, Merryl
Other Titles:
MLearn 08 : the bridge from text to context
Abstract:
Designing, implementing and evaluating educational technology for a developmental project in mobile learning is largely unchartered territory. This paper reflects on the process, the role-players, their contributions and the framework that was adopted to co-ordinate and focus the team's efforts in the design of the initial prototype of a Information Gathering and Lesson Tool (IGLOO) as part of the MobilED suite. MobilED is an international collaborative project aimed at creating meaningful learning environments using mobile phone technologies and services. The paper expands on the use of the activity theory to guide the design of a learning environment and the incorporating of a tool dimension (socialtechnological dimension) in an effort to knit the technology perspective to the pedagogical aims. The usability, usefulness, formation of virtual learning spaces and communities are explored and contextualize by the results found using this framework.
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/106643
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Description:
Conference paper
Appears in Collections:
Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBotha, Adeleen
dc.contributor.authorTraxler, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorFord, Merrylen
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-22T13:05:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-22T13:05:37Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/106643-
dc.descriptionConference paperen
dc.description.abstractDesigning, implementing and evaluating educational technology for a developmental project in mobile learning is largely unchartered territory. This paper reflects on the process, the role-players, their contributions and the framework that was adopted to co-ordinate and focus the team's efforts in the design of the initial prototype of a Information Gathering and Lesson Tool (IGLOO) as part of the MobilED suite. MobilED is an international collaborative project aimed at creating meaningful learning environments using mobile phone technologies and services. The paper expands on the use of the activity theory to guide the design of a learning environment and the incorporating of a tool dimension (socialtechnological dimension) in an effort to knit the technology perspective to the pedagogical aims. The usability, usefulness, formation of virtual learning spaces and communities are explored and contextualize by the results found using this framework.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMobile ICTen
dc.subjectMobile learningen
dc.subjectMobile technologyen
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.subjectEducational technologyen
dc.subjectActivity theoryen
dc.subjectConceptual frameworken
dc.titleMobilED : a tool by any other nameen
dc.title.alternativeMLearn 08 : the bridge from text to contexten
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
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