Community of practice: Building a mobile learning community in a higher education institution to promote effective teaching and learning

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

With the fast development of mobile technologies, mobile learning has been adopted by more and more students and staff in higher education institutions. However, most students and staff tend to explore mobile learning as individuals, and there is a lack of systematic exchange of ideas and strategies related to mobile learning among them. This chapter reports on a project on building a mobile learning community (MLC) to promote mobile learning in a Hong Kong tertiary institution. The research questions are as follows: ‘What are the key factors in building a successful mobile learning community?’ and ‘How can the effectiveness of the MLC be evaluated?’ The key factors identified in building a successful mobile learning community are recruitment of community members, establishment of a mobile learning community website as a platform for exchange of ideas, organization of sharing seminars/workshops, making an impact on students’ learning and on staff development. The evaluation of the effectiveness of the mobile learning community will also be deliberated. It is hoped that this chapter can provide some practical guidance and useful references for those who wish to establish a mobile learning community in their institutions in order to promote Scholarship of Learning & Teaching (SoLT). Copyright © 2017 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging practices in scholarship of learning and teaching in a digital era
EditorsSiu Cheung KONG, Tak Lam WONG, Min YANG, Cheuk Fai CHOW, Ka Ho TSE
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages19-38
ISBN (Print)9789811033445, 9789811033421, 9811033420
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Fingerprint

Teaching
learning
community
education
staff
student
website
Hong Kong
organization
lack
evaluation

Citation

Wang, L., & Ma, Q. (2017). Community of practice: Building a mobile learning community in a higher education institution to promote effective teaching and learning. In S. C. Kong, T. L. Wong, M. Yang, C. F. Chow, & K. H. Tse (Eds.), Emerging practices in scholarship of learning and teaching in a digital era (pp. 19-38). Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • Mobile learning
  • Community of practice
  • Higher education