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A review of literature, 2005-2012
Learning with mobile devicesNew Media Consortium (2012):Time for adoption of mobile apps inhigher education is one year or...
Very brief overview of full paper, available on AERA Repository:Liu, M., Geurtz, R., Karam, A., Navarrete, C., andScordino...
Research questions1. What issues have researchers beeninvestigating on using mobile devicesfor teaching and learning with ...
Adult learning Participants/ focus age 18+ K-12 level excluded University/ college levelincluded PD/ corporate/ other ...
Process to identify researchSearched journalTOC andAbstractChecked across Edresearch databasesResult: 103Articles• 91 high...
(super-condensed version)
Investigating affordances ofmobile technology useUsing mobile technology tosupport academic contentlearningUser percept...
mLearning literature review findingsDifferent learning environmentsTraditional education (Cobb et al., 2010)Blended learni...
mLearning literature review findingsMultiple instructional strategies (Chen & Huang, 2010)Change the learning settingMobil...
mLearning literature review findingsLearning Gains (Cavus & Ibrahim, 2009 )Assessment (Segall et al., 2005)
mLearning literature review findingsDifferent subjectsLanguage learning (Jong et al., 2010)Natural sciences (Hwang et al.,...
mLearning literature review findingsUser Perceptions (Rogers et al., 2009)Positive (Kismihók & Vas 2011)Negative (Corlett ...
Fun-sized version
0510152025302005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012611081528 278mLearn empirical studies
mLearning is still in nascent stages• There is need for theoreticalframework• Most studies are exploratory innature
Investigative growth• Few studies quantitative analysis (experimental design)• Lack of longitudinal studies• Small partici...
Technical issues (Franklin et. al. 2007)User resistance (Ryu & Parsons, 2012)
Learning gains (Başoğlu & Akdemir, 2010)mLearning in support ofspecific content areas (Munoz-Organero et al., 2012)New pos...
Bridge to educational theoriesConnect research and practiceRepresentation oftablet technologyNeed for longitudinal studies...
Adult Mobile Learning AERA 2013 Paper Presentation
Adult Mobile Learning AERA 2013 Paper Presentation
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Adult Mobile Learning AERA 2013 Paper Presentation

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This is a presentation given at the 2013 AERA Meeting in San Francisco summarizing a chapter that was recently published. The chapter details a comprehensive literature review of research articles published on mobile learning with adults.
Citation for full chapter:
Liu, M., Geurtz, R, Karam, A., Navarrete, C. and Scordino, R. (2013), Research on Mobile Learning in Adult Education. In W. Kinuthia & S. Marshall (Eds.) On the Move: Mobile Learning for Development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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Adult Mobile Learning AERA 2013 Paper Presentation

  1. 1. A review of literature, 2005-2012
  2. 2. Learning with mobile devicesNew Media Consortium (2012):Time for adoption of mobile apps inhigher education is one year or less.UNESCO (2012):"Mobile devices – because of theirubiquity and portability – arepositioned to influence teaching andlearning in a way personal computersnever did. "
  3. 3. Very brief overview of full paper, available on AERA Repository:Liu, M., Geurtz, R., Karam, A., Navarrete, C., andScordino, R. (2012). Research on Mobile Learning in AdultEducation: A Literature Review from 2005 to Present.
  4. 4. Research questions1. What issues have researchers beeninvestigating on using mobile devicesfor teaching and learning with adultlearners?2. What is the research evidence onhow mobile technology can enhanceteaching, learning, and training foradult learners?3. What are the critical issues toconsider in using mobile devices toenhance teaching, learning, andtraining for adult learners?
  5. 5. Adult learning Participants/ focus age 18+ K-12 level excluded University/ college levelincluded PD/ corporate/ other adulteducationMobile devices Phones (smart and basiccellular) PDAs/Tablets/otherhandheld devices Standalone or as part oflarger system Laptops not includedPeer-reviewed data-based research published between 2005 and2012
  6. 6. Process to identify researchSearched journalTOC andAbstractChecked across Edresearch databasesResult: 103Articles• 91 higher education,including graduateprograms• 12 corporate orprofessionaldevelopment
  7. 7. (super-condensed version)
  8. 8. Investigating affordances ofmobile technology useUsing mobile technology tosupport academic contentlearningUser perceptions of mobiletechnology
  9. 9. mLearning literature review findingsDifferent learning environmentsTraditional education (Cobb et al., 2010)Blended learning (Shen et al., 2009)elearning (Chandran, 2010)Field-based learning (Uzunboylu, 2009)Work-based learning (Akkerman & Filius, 2011)
  10. 10. mLearning literature review findingsMultiple instructional strategies (Chen & Huang, 2010)Change the learning settingMobile learner independenceCollaboration (Chen et al., 2011)Just-in-time communication (Lan & Sie, 2010)
  11. 11. mLearning literature review findingsLearning Gains (Cavus & Ibrahim, 2009 )Assessment (Segall et al., 2005)
  12. 12. mLearning literature review findingsDifferent subjectsLanguage learning (Jong et al., 2010)Natural sciences (Hwang et al., 2010)Health field (Wyatt et al., 2010)Informal learning (Huang et al. 2010)Game-based (Schwabe & Göth, 2005)
  13. 13. mLearning literature review findingsUser Perceptions (Rogers et al., 2009)Positive (Kismihók & Vas 2011)Negative (Corlett et al., 2005)Testing mobile learningsystems (Wang & Wu, 2011)Custom created systems (Du et al., 2010)Unique mobile systems (Osawa et al.,2007)
  14. 14. Fun-sized version
  15. 15. 0510152025302005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012611081528 278mLearn empirical studies
  16. 16. mLearning is still in nascent stages• There is need for theoreticalframework• Most studies are exploratory innature
  17. 17. Investigative growth• Few studies quantitative analysis (experimental design)• Lack of longitudinal studies• Small participant numbers024681012141618200 to 10 11 to 50 51 to 100 101 to 200 200+StudiesParticipantsQuantitativeQualitativeMixed
  18. 18. Technical issues (Franklin et. al. 2007)User resistance (Ryu & Parsons, 2012)
  19. 19. Learning gains (Başoğlu & Akdemir, 2010)mLearning in support ofspecific content areas (Munoz-Organero et al., 2012)New possibilities for multi-modal,ubiquitous, and just-in-timelearning increase withenhanced access andfeatures (Akkerman & Filius, 2011)
  20. 20. Bridge to educational theoriesConnect research and practiceRepresentation oftablet technologyNeed for longitudinal studiesNeed for consensus of terminology withdevice studies

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