Does Using Mobile Device Applications Lead to Learning?

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-485
Journal / PublicationJournal of Interactive Learning Research
Volume20
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009

Abstract

Assessing the impact on learning of the use of mobile devices and associated applications is a complex challenge. This article reports on progress to date in a longitudinal study using a design research approach with three cohorts of 800 students each. Results are encouraging in terms of learning enhancement through select mobile application by a cadre of students but discouraging in terms of sustained use by the majority of students. Issues raised include student appreciation of deep learning and time management as well as aspects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Results demonstrate the need for integrated, pedagogically driven instructor and institutional efforts. Next steps are presented.

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Does Using Mobile Device Applications Lead to Learning? / Doug, Vogel; Kennedy, David; Chi-Wai Kwok, R. O N.

In: Journal of Interactive Learning Research, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2009, p. 469-485.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review