Mobile Learning ( mobile technologies)

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A PhD project research in mobile technologies. The implications of mobile technologies in individual and collaborative learning

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  • 1. The implications of mobile technologies in individual and collaborative learning Adelina Moura (PhD Student) Ana Amlia Carvalho (Supervisor) University of Minho Braga, Portugal [email_address] [email_address] PhD Thesis Postgraduate Summer school Iadis 2007 Lisbon
  • 2. Objectives
    • The main aim of this research is to study the impact of mobile technologies (Smartphones and Tablets PCs) in the teaching and learning process.
    • The project focuses on the impact of mobile technologies in individual and collaborative learning.
  • 3. Research Questions
    • Which will be the implications of mobile technologies in individual and collaborative learning?
    • The mobile technologies will be able to contribute to change students attitude to the curriculum matters and school?
  • 4. Theorical framework
    • The activity theory emerges as a potential framework to unify theoretical perspective in Human Computer Interaction.
    • Activity theory helps to explain how social artifacts and social organization mediate social action (Bryant et al, 2005)
    • Some categories based on a model from cultural-historical activity theory (Engestrm, 1987) will be used to analyze data.
  • 5. Methodology (1)
    • We intend to conduct a quasi-experimental study;
    • Two groups:
    • - the experimental group
    • - the control group
    • During two terms
    • In a secondary school
  • 6. Methodology (2)
    • The two groups will be compared relatively:
    • - to computer literacy
    • - attitudes towards school and learning
    • - knowledge test (pre-test and pos-test)
  • 7. Methodology (3)
    • The experimental group will use technologies to learn, write and work individual and colaboratively
    • The control group will have traditional classes
    • At the end of the term they will do the pos-test (results will be compared)
  • 8. Methodology (4)
    • During the second term both group will receive the same treatment with mobile technologies
    • At the end of the term they will do a knowlodge test and fill in the questionnaire of attitude
  • 9. Instruments
    • Questionnaire to caracterize students computer literacy
    • Questionnaire of students attitudes (towards school and learning)
    • Knowloage test (pre-test and pos-test)
    • Questionnaire of students attitudes (towards school and learning) evolution (after treatment)
  • 10. Conclusion
    • The adoption of this new paradigm in classroom will contribute to rethink education
    • Mobile learning gives the individuals the opportunity to choose when and where they want learn
    • This study constitues an important contribution to the renewal of education
  • 11. Questions? Comments,...
    • Thank you!
    [email_address]

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