Theory on Mobile and Contextual Learning• Nature of mobile learning (Sharples, 2006)• Approaches to mobile learning (Traxler, 2009) – Technology – Education• Reuse of existing paradigms (Winter, 2006; Taylor, 2006) – Anytime-anywhere learning – Content delivery• Structuring research problems (Sharples, 2011)
Theory tells what mobile andcontextual learning is about
Theory does not tell what isimportant for advancingmobile and contextual learning
Question for ResearchWhat are the research challengesthat are specific and importantfor mobile and contextual learning?
Cluster 2: Contextual Learning• Connect learning contexts (formal/informal)• Acting and learning in authentic settings• Interact with the environment (in context)• Augmenting environments with resources and annotations
Cluster 3: Orchestrating Learning• Participate in learning activities outside formal education• Flexibility for the learners• Documenting learning experiences and supporting its continuity• Designing mobile learning activities
Quality of the Challenges Access to Learning ContextualRelevance Learning Orchestrating Learning across Contexts Concreteness
Conclusions Access to Learning Contextual Learning