Mobile Learning with Moles: A Case Study for Enriching Cognitive Learning by Collaborative Learning in Real World Contexts
Silke Guenther, Thomas Winkler, IMIS, Germany ; Kai Ilgner, Oberschule zum Dom, Germany ; Michael Herczeg, IMIS, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this paper we discuss the results of a mobile learning project a young art teacher in training conducted with fifth graders at a local higher secondary school in Germany. In contrast to stationary learning, effectively employed mobile learning technology provides students and teachers with the flexibility and the freedom to reach educational goals while interacting with meaningful content on-site. The learning value of this process is not unlocked automatically, but depends on the appropriate software, devices and didactic design to foster successful mobile learning. An in-depth analysis of the given project is beneficial to a more general understanding of the requirements to turn a mobile learning project into a success. The results are of special interest to rather inexperienced teachers in training who want their students to benefit from making mobile learning scenarios a feasible addition to their day-to-day work inside and outside the classroom.
Guenther, S., Winkler, T., Ilgner, K. & Herczeg, M. (2008). Mobile Learning with Moles: A Case Study for Enriching Cognitive Learning by Collaborative Learning in Real World Contexts. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 374-380). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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