Teaching development grants final and financial report: Implementation and evaluation of using MLPA to enhance student’s learning effectiveness

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Abstract

Hong Kong has among the highest mobile phone usage rates in Asia. In Leung’s study (2013), almost 100% of the junior high school students in the focus group interview would call their teachers for tutoring assignments and homework. It is believed students will feel more comfortable and find it more convenient to ask peers and teachers questions about assignments and homework using the mobile phone. Mobile learning is a relatively new tool in the pedagogical platform to support students and teachers as they navigate the options available in the expanding world of learning. M-learning is the learning accomplished with the use of small, portable computing devices. These computing devices may include smart phones and similar handheld devices (McConatha & Praul, 2008). The proposed TDG will try to develop a mobile learning system of collecting student works (such as online exercise and course evaluation) and teacher’s e-comments, and implementing peer-evaluation and student self-evaluation for group presentation via their mobile phone. Students are also asked to design the rubrics of group presentation. The peer-evaluation will be graded and plotted with a graph to show the group performance in the presentation, and peer’s comments will also be shown for discussion right after the presentation. The mobile learning system can be accomplished into two steps. First, the online exercise, evaluation of presentation (Peer- and Self-), and learning materials will be set up and uploaded in the moodle. Second, students are asked to use their mobile phone to do peer- and self-evaluation of presentation in classroom and online exercise at anywhere. Finally, the proposed TDG will also investigate the acceptance toward mobile learning to enhance learning effectiveness. The acceptance of mobile learning will be assessed in four factors (system satisfaction, system activities, learners’ autonomy, and system functions), while the student learning effectiveness will be assessed in the first and the last week of semester.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Citation

Leung, C. H. (2016). Teaching development grants final and financial report: Implementation and evaluation of using MLPA to enhance student’s learning effectiveness. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Keywords

  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Report
  • TDG project code: T0147
  • Period: TDG 2013-2014
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)