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Challenges in evaluating mobile learning

Vavoula, Glasemi N. and Sharples, Mike (2008). Challenges in evaluating mobile learning. In: Proceedings of MLearn 2008: The bridge from text to context, 7-10 Oct 2008, Shropshire, UK.

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We propose six challenges in evaluating mobile learning: capturing and analysing learning in context and across contexts, measuring mobile learning processes and outcomes, respecting learner/participant privacy, assessing mobile technology utility and usability, considering the wider organisational and socio-cultural context of learning, and assessing in/formality. A three-level framework for evaluating mobile learning is presented, comprising a micro level concerned with usability, a meso level concerned with the learning experience, and a macro level concerned with integration within existing educational and organisational contexts. The paper concludes with a discussion of how the framework meets the evaluation challenges and with suggestions for further extensions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport
Keywords: mobile learning evaluation; learning context; evaluation framework
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 31295
Depositing User: Mike Sharples
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 08:57
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