Mobile Learning Toolkit Workshop
The Project Team Meeting: 29th & 30th September 2015
A large part of our third project meeting in Karlsruhe will be dedicated to exploring and understanding the various elements of the Mobile Learning toolkit since this is the next intellectual output to be produced. This output will be the main activity of the project from October 2015 until November 2016 and will be disseminated at the second multiplier event in Bergen in September 2016. This part of the project meeting will be run as an interactive workshop by getting you to undertake some of the tasks and activities we anticipate end users will undertake. To prepare for this we have identified a number of preparatory tasks and activities you will need to complete before you attend the meeting. These are described below.
It is really important that you do these tasks before the meeting in Karlsruhe, otherwise there is little point in us having the meeting.
Preparing for day 1 (Tuesday 29th September 2015)
Please read the following section carefully. It describes the tasks and activities you need to complete before you attend the project meeting in Karlsruhe in September 2015.
Activity 1: The Mobile Learning Framework
The Mobile Learning Framework will be used as both the theoretical and practical framework underpinning the toolkit. It was developed jointly by researchers in the UK and Australia, including Dr. Kevin Burden (University of Hull) and Dr. Matthew Kearney (University of Technology, Sydney). The first academic paper to be published featuring the framework is called, Viewing mobile learning from a pedagogical perspective (Kearney, Schuck, Burden & Aubusson, 2012). You can download and read it here. Please ensure you have read this before the project meeting in Karlsruhe.
The Mobile Learning Framework (Kearney, Schuck, Burden & Aubusson, 2012)
The purpose of the framework is to identify those pedagogies which are unique to mobile technologies, offering opportunities to design learning activities that might not be otherwise possible. These are referred to as the 'signature pedagogies' of mobile learning.
The Mobile learning Framework consists of three major pedagogical constructs which are divided into six sub-constructs (see diagram above for details). You need to understand how these constructs and their sub-constructs work before attending the Karlsruhe meeting which will involve activities based on your understanding. To begin with you should watch the following preview and overview of the Mobile Learning Framework which was produced by Dr. Kevin Burden in 2014 (there are two parts to this: Part I and Part II)
Now that you have watched the overview video check your basic understanding of the framework by completing the following pairing activity (click on the link below)
Understanding how the Mobile Learning Framework works
The Mobile Learning Framework consists of six sub-elements or sub-constructs. For each of these it is possible to measure a learning activity that uses mobile technologies. The measurement ranges from low (little or no evidence of this sub construct) through to medium and then high (lots of evidence of this sub-construct). To get a better idea of how this works in practice watch the following video (this is Part II)
On day 2 we will explore two more of the outputs from the Mobile Learning Toolkit: