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Learner Centered Design

  1. 1. Learner Centred Design: Applying MobileHCI and Mobile Design Research Methods in Mobile and Informal Learning Contexts <ul><li>Mark A.M. Kramer, M.A. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Salzburg, ICT&S Center </li></ul><ul><li>for Advanced Studies and Research in </li></ul><ul><li>Information Communication Technologies & Society </li></ul>1/17 MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London
  2. 2. <ul><li>Purpose of Paper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To survey research methods from Mobile Human Computer Interaction (MobileHCI) and Mobile Design research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explore and reflect on current methods to determine how to obtain the most useful data within informal and mobile learning contexts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective of Paper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To ascertain how/if the above said methods could be applied to Informal and Mobile Learning Research </li></ul></ul>Introduction: MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London
  3. 3. Research question: <ul><li>How can MobileHCI and Mobile Design research methodologies be implemented into Informal and Mobile Learning Research in order to gain the crucial data to help inform how individuals learn within the context of mobile and informal learning contexts. </li></ul>MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Research methodology: <ul><li>Research design/tools/methods </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratory research </li></ul><ul><li>Literature survey </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview <ul><li>The Context of Mobile and Informal Learning Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges to gathering data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Observable and non-observable phenomena </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous and pervasive nature Data analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research methodologies are being developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The technologies afford new ways to overcome challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Real world learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harnessing mobile technologies to observe informal and mobile learning scenarios </li></ul></ul>MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London
  5. 5. Summary of Existing Research Methods: MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Adapted from Kjedskov & Graham, and Jensen & Skov
  6. 6. MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Natural Setting:
  7. 7. MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Natural Setting:
  8. 8. MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Controlled observation Artificial setting
  9. 9. MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Mobile observation
  10. 10. Emerging Research Methods: MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Adapted from Hagen, et.al.
  11. 11. Mobile observation MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London
  12. 12. Mobile observation MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London
  13. 13. Mobile observation MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Mobile observation
  14. 14. <ul><li>Purpose of Paper: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To survey research methods from Mobile Human Computer Interaction (MobileHCI) and Mobile Design research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To explore and reflect on current methods to determine how to obtain the most useful data within informal and mobile learning contexts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective achieved: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To ascertain how/if the above said methods could be applied to Informal and Mobile Learning Research </li></ul></ul>Conclusion: MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London
  15. 15. <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MobileHCI and Mobile Design research methods which are grounded within the methodological theories of: Action Research, Ethno-methodology, Participatory Design and User Centred Design, can be easily adopted, adapted and augmented into Mobile Learning and Informal Learning Design research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Places learners as the main focus of research and design and opens up the potential for learner centered design and research within informal and mobile learning scenarios </li></ul></ul>Conclusion: MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London
  16. 16. Mobile observation MIL-RM Workshop, 14 Dec 2007, WLE, London Contact: www.mamk.net www.mobimundi.net Personal Learning Journal Workshop

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