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| Designing for informal and lifelong learning (DILL)
This research theme investigates the application of mobile devices and social media to augment, support and transform learning. The nature of learning is being enhanced by mobile devices and the networks and media to which they connect people. Consequently, there is a need to re-examine approaches to the design of and research into learning experiences that incorporate mobile phones within learning contexts. This research theme draws on two key initiatives. Firstly, educational design research is an approach that tends to have interventionist characteristics, is process oriented and contributes to theory building. Secondly, an educational problem that mobile learning tries to solve is the design of augmented contexts for development and learning; these place context as a core construct that enables collaborative, location-based, mobile device mediated problem solving where learners generate their own context for learning. We take a pedagogically driven approach to investigating learning across a variety of contexts (e.g. HE, schools, work-based) using such innovations as augmented reality, location based services and the affordances of mobile devices and social media in general.
MATURE - Continuous Social Learning in Knowledge Networks.
Students use of Mobile Phones for Studying and Note Making
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Bradley, C. and Holley, D. (2011). Learning on the move, Investigations in university teaching and learning, Vol 7, Spring 2011
Smith, C., Bradley, C., Cook, J., and Pratt-Adams, S. (2011). Designing for Active Learning: Putting Learning into Context with Mobile Devices. Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education: Enhanced Learning and Teaching edited by Anders D. Olofsson and, J. Ola Lindberg, IGI Global.
Bachmair, B., Cook, J. and Pachler, N. (2011). Ubiquitous Mobility with Mobile Phones in the Formal School Tuition – A Culture Ecologic View on Mobile Learning. Form@re (an Open Journal) 26 Jan, in English http://bit.ly/hCNsSX and Italian http://bit.ly/iavOMW
Bradley, C., and Holley, D. (2010). How students in Higher Education use their mobile phones for learning. In Montebello, M., Camilleri, V., Dingli, A. (Eds)., Proceedings of mLearn Conference, pp 232-239. Held October 20-22, Malta. See paper [PDF file] See slides
Cook, J. (2010). Mobile phones as mediating tools within augmented contexts for development, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2(3), pp 1-12. Details and abstract
Bradley, C., Weiss, M., Dobson, C., Holley, D. (2010). A little less conversation, a little more texting please - A blended learning model of using mobiles in the classroom, Proceedings of Fifth International Blended Learning Conference “Developing Blended Learning Communities”, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 16 – 17 June 2010, pp 1-11. ISBN 978-1-907396-10-6.
Cook, J., Pachler, N. and Bachmair, B. (accepted). Ubiquitous Mobility with Mobile Phones: A Cultural Ecology for Mobile Learning. E-Learning and Digital Media. Special Issue on Media: Digital, Ecological and Epistemological.
Cook, J. (2010). Mobile phones as mediating tools within augmented contexts for development, in E. Brown (Ed) Education in the wild: contextual and location-based mobile learning in action. A report from the STELLAR Alpine Rendez-Vous workshop series. Available online at: http://mlearning.noe-kaleidoscope.org/resources/ARV_Education_in_the_wild.pdf
Bradley, C., Holley, D. (2010). An analysis of first-year business students’ mobile phones and their use for learning. In, Creanor, L., Hawkridge, D., Ng, K., Rennie, F. (Eds). “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change, pp 89-98. The 17th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2010). Held 7–9 September 2010, University of Nottingham, England, UK. Paper available from: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/797
Bradley C., Haynes R., Cook J., Boyle T., & Smith C. (2009) Design and Development of Multimedia Learning Objects for Mobile Phones. In M. Ally (Ed) Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training. AU Press. Available online at: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155
Bradley, C., Smith, C., Cook, J., and Pratt-Adams, S. (2010). Location and Context Sensitive Mobile Learning: The Evaluation of an Urban Education Tour. In proceedings of MoLeNET Mobile Learning Conference 2009, pp 26-35, held in London, December 1. ISBN 978-1-84572-989-9. Available at: https://crm.lsnlearning.org.uk/user/order.aspx?code=100192
Last updated 24 April 2012