Transforming Pedagogy Using Mobile Web 2.0
Thomas Cochrane, Roger Bateman, Unitec, New Zealand
IJMBL Volume 1, Number 4, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
Blogs, wikis, podcasting, and a host of free, easy to use Web 2.0 social software provide opportunities for creating social constructivist learning environments focusing on student-centred learning and end-user content creation and sharing. Building on this foundation, mobile Web 2.0 has emerged as a viable teaching and learning tool, facilitating engaging learning environments that bridge multiple contexts. Today’s dual 3G and wifi-enabled smartphones provide a ubiquitous connection to mobile Web 2.0 social software and the ability to view, create, edit, upload, and share user generated Web 2.0 content. This article outlines how a Product Design course has moved from a traditional face-to-face, studio-based learning environment to one using mobile Web 2.0 technologies to enhance and engage students in a social constructivist learning paradigm.
Cochrane, T. & Bateman, R. (2009). Transforming Pedagogy Using Mobile Web 2.0. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 1(4), 56-83. IGI Global.