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PDAS as workplace tools for science teachers

Scanlon, Eileen; Banks, Frank; Blake, Canan; Clough, Gill; Jones, Ann; Holliman, Richard; Issroff, Kim; Marshall, Christine; Roche, Nel; Smidt, Samantha and Waycott, Jenny (2007). PDAS as workplace tools for science teachers. In: IADIS International Conference - Mobile Learning 2007, 5-7 July, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Abstract

This paper reports on work in progress on a project investigating the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) to help students make use of knowledge gained during the study of a Masters course in science education in their professional practice. We report on a review of the literature on mobile technologies as learning tools in workplace settings. We analyse this literature to suggest possible hypotheses for our study. We also describe the selection and design of activities for use on the PDAs, the evaluation strategy based on an activity theory augmented approach for the project and the issues arising during the project.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: PDAs; science education; practice based professional learning; mobile learning
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Science
Other Departments > Learning and Teaching Solutions
Other Departments
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 9339
Depositing User: Richard Holliman
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 14:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/9339
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