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Extending the E-Learning Experience by Using Mobile Technology

, , Massey University, New Zealand ; , Athabasca University, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Mobile technology offers learning institutes the opportunity to extend e-learning opportunities and enable students the opportunity to have more control over their learning. Mobile technology truly enables learning to take place were and when the learner wants to learn. Discussion board are typically used in teaching to enable students to collaborate and interact outside class time. These discussion boards seem particularly well suited to mobile enhancements given that their effectiveness depends heavily on active participation and timely posting/response cycles. This paper details a study that is currently being undertaken at Massey University, New Zealand that is looking at the issue of enabling students to participate with a discussion board on a device-scaled form. This paper details the motivation behind the study as well as design of the system that will used to test the concept.


Mac Callum, K., Jeffrey, L. & Kinshuk, K. (2007). Extending the E-Learning Experience by Using Mobile Technology. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 6283-6289). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 19, 2018 from .


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