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Journal of Interactive Learning Research

July 2018 Volume 29, Number 3


Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 12

  1. Introduction to the Special Issue

    Stefanie Panke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States; Christopher J. Devers, Johns Hopkins University, United States; Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Sanford College of Education, National University, United States; Jon Dron, School of Computing & Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada

    Since fall 2014, mobile devices officially outnumber people on the planet. How can we begin to understand what this means for learning and teaching? An important starting point is to be aware of... More

    pp. 249-255

  2. Learning With Mobile Devices: An Overview

    Christopher J. Devers, Johns Hopkins University, United States; Stefanie Panke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States

    The purpose of this article is not to provide an exhaustive literature review of learning with mobile devices, but rather offer an overview of learning with mobile devices that provides context for... More

    pp. 257-269

  3. What are the Unique Characteristics of Integrating Mobile Applications in Learning?

    Yuval Shafriri, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Dalit Levy, Zefat Academic College, Zefat, Israel

    This paper presents five emergent categories of learning with mobile applications (apps) and suggests an overarching profile to characterize such apps. The categories are organized into three... More

    pp. 271-299

  4. ‘It’s a Fairy Tale’ Using Tablets for Creating Composite Texts

    Bård Ketil Engen, Tonje H. Giæver & Louise Mifsud, Oslo Metropolitan University, Faculty of Teacher Education and International Studies, Oslo, Norway

    In this article, we analysed the collaborative use of tablets (iPads) in a third-grade primary classroom in Norway where the pupils created fairy tales. The pupils worked in groups of five and... More

    pp. 301-321

  5. Wearable Technologies in the K-12 Classroom — Cross-disciplinary Possibilities and Privacy Pitfalls

    Bård Ketil Engen, Tonje H. Giæver & Louise Mifsud, Oslo Metropolitan University, Faculty of Teacher Education and International Studies, Oslo, Norway

    This qualitative study explored the opportunities and challenges of wearable computers for supporting learning activities. Specifically, we address the following: 1) whether, and if so how,... More

    pp. 323-341

  6. Affordances of New Mobile Technologies: Promoting Learner Agency, Autonomy, and Self-regulated Learning

    Martine Pellerin, University of Alberta, Canada

    This article examines the complexity of the affordances that mobile technologies offer in the K-12 educational context. It builds on an ecological perspective (Mercer, 2012; van Lier, 2008)... More

    pp. 343-358

  7. A Case Study of Mobile Journaling in the Secondary Classroom

    Jenna Copper, Wilmington Area School District, United States

    Considering the prevalence of mobile technologies among secondary students, this case study examined a new mode for reflective writing: mobile journaling. Because reflective writing is spontaneous ... More

    pp. 359-375

  8. Mobile Apps for Hybrid Learning Spaces

    Christian Kohls, Guido Münster, Dennis Dubbert & Meryem Dural, TH Köln, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    This article describes design patterns of mobile apps for hybrid learning spaces, which often blurs the distinction between digital and non-digital, physical and virtual, online and offline, on... More

    pp. 377-396

  9. Making the Connection: Using Mobile Devices and PollEverywhere for Experiential Learning for Adult Students

    Robert L. Moore, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States; Stephanie J. Blackmon, William & Mary, United States; James Markham, University of North Carolina School of Government, United States

    Technology integration has significantly influenced the way students access and retain knowledge gained in the classroom (Ahmed, 2016). This is particularly relevant in classrooms for adult... More

    pp. 397-421

  10. Learning On-The-Go: Older Adults’ Use of Mobile Devices to Enhance Self-Directed, Informal Learning

    Dirk Morrison & Marguerite Koole, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    The study investigated how retired older adults (age 55+) use the Internet and social media to facilitate informal, self-directed learning, specifically, exploring how they use mobile devices ... More

    pp. 423-443

  11. Students with Disabilities: Mobile Device Ownership, Usage, and Perspectives on Mobile Learning

    Linda Chmiliar & Carrie Anton, Athabasca University, Canada

    The world has seen substantial growth in the availability of mobile devices, as well as their implementation in post-secondary environments. Unfortunately, while there is a growing body of data on... More

    pp. 445-463

  12. Co-Designing Apps to Support the Learning Needs of Migrants in Barcelona (Spain)

    Begoña Gros & David Maniega, University of Barcelona, Spain

    This paper summarizes key findings from a research project investigating how mobile technologies can support migrants in achieving social inclusion. The research followed a methodology based on co-... More

    pp. 465-480