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

Shelley Kinash*, Jeffrey Brand, Trishita Mathew, Ron Kordyban

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Learning Through Technology - Education Unplugged: Mobile Technologies and Web 2.0 - International Conference, ICT 2011, Proceedings
EditorsR Kwan, C McNaught, P Tsang, FL Wang, KC Li
PublisherSpringer
Pages342-350
Number of pages9
Volume177 CCIS
ISBN (Print)9783642223822
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on Enhancing Learning Through Technology - Education Unplugged: Mobile Technologies and Web 2.0, ICT 2011 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 11 Jul 201113 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume177
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Enhancing Learning Through Technology - Education Unplugged: Mobile Technologies and Web 2.0, ICT 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period11/07/1113/07/11

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    Kinash, S., Brand, J., Mathew, T., & Kordyban, R. (2011). Uncoupling mobility and learning: When one does not guarantee the other. In R. Kwan, C. McNaught, P. Tsang, FL. Wang, & KC. Li (Eds.), Enhancing Learning Through Technology - Education Unplugged: Mobile Technologies and Web 2.0 - International Conference, ICT 2011, Proceedings (Vol. 177 CCIS, pp. 342-350). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 177). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22383-9_28