Promoting mobile learning through the establishment of a mobile learning community

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Abstract

With the fast development of mobile technologies, mobile learning has been adopted by more and more students and staff in higher education institutions. This chapter reports on a project which aimed to promote mobile learning in higher education. In order to find out students’ and teachers’ experiences and perceptions of mobile learning in a tertiary institution in Hong Kong, over 100 students and around 50 staff members across different disciplines were surveyed online, and follow-up interviews were carried out. The research findings suggest that both students and staff were generally positive towards mobile learning. Based on the findings, students and staff were invited to form a mobile learning community and share their mobile learning or mobile-assisted teaching experiences through various activities, such as writing app reviews, compiling mobile learning e-portfolios, participating in sharing sessions and offering seminars about mobile learning. To facilitate sharing among community members, a website titled ‘Mobile Learning @ EdUHK’ has been created to showcase good practices of mobile learning. The framework of creating and maintaining a substantial Mobile Learning Community (MLC) will be summarised. It is hoped that our study will shed some light on how mobile learning can be promoted effectively in higher education institutions. Copyright © 2019 inScience Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation applications & developments: Vol. IV. Advances in education and educational trends series
EditorsMafalda CARMO
Place of PublicationLisboa, Portugal
PublisherinScience Press
Pages205-214
ISBN (Print)9789895431236
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2019

Citation

Wang, L. (2019). Promoting mobile learning through the establishment of a mobile learning community. In M. Carmo (Ed.), Education applications & developments: Vol. IV. Advances in education and educational trends series (pp. 205-214). Lisboa: inScience Press.

Keywords

  • Mobile learning
  • Mobile learning community
  • Higher education
  • Hong Kong

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