Mobile Device Pedagogy and Technology Collaboration in Education

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The proliferation of wireless networks and more powerful mobile devices has created opportunities to extend and enhance the student learning environment. Aspects of andragogy and pedagogy need to be taken into consideration as the classroom extends more into a virtual environment. This research will seek to address mobile device pedagogy and potential for technology collaboration in education. The research plan involves two years of study in extending existing capability with a group of 1,600 undergraduate students currently provided with a common mobile device, namely a wireless PDA. The methodology will be based on a mixed mode approach, generating quantitative and qualitative data as appropriate to provide a rich data set from which generalizations and recommendations can reasonably be made. The main outcome of the research is a pedagogical framework for the integration of mobile devices into higher education. In addition, a set of standards-based learning objects designed for the mobile environment will be made available to other institutions.


Project number9041186
Grant typeGRF
Effective start/end date1/10/0621/01/09