Learning with mobile
• cheap mobile devices, one each
• connecting the classroom
• museums (Hsi, 2002; Londsdale et al., 2004; Chen, Kao, Sheu & Chiang, 2002)
• ﬁeld trips (Chen et al., 2003)
• just in time learning (language, etc.)
Learning in school -
learning outside school
• School as a factory for teaching
• ﬂicker, twitter, mobile phone, ipod, iphone,
youtube, digital camera, laptops, etc
• relation between school and work, as well
as school and society at large. (Wellington,
• Research on learning is school biased
• Research on learning in schools is teacher
• Limited insights on how we, in general, and
students in particular learn and know with
Limited work on:
• mobile life and everyday learning
• supporting work integrated learning in
• learning to use mobile devices
• learning with mobile devices IN education
OUTSIDE of planned educational activities
“Old” questions E & M -
• Basic view that educators digitalize
• Should we involve mobile IT?
• How to design mobile IT for pedagogical
• How to employ mobile IT as a
• Mobile phones
• Laptops, 1-to-1
• Web-based platforms, ubiquitous access
• Open software, freeware, digital books,
version management, etc
• Ubiquitous access to educational media
Some “new” questions
• Mobile ITs effect on education
• Lifelong learning, Mobile
as a practice. The teacher as a technology as a way for
topic authority. New tools connecting educational
transforming old roles. activities and work
• We learning in school practice. Questioning the
idea of learn ﬁrst do
supported by teachers vs. We
learn everywhere supported by later?
technology - questioning how
we understand education.
• Students’ mobile IT,
technical and pedagogical
Some more open
• There is always something better to see, and now
everyone can distribute as well as consume it from
their mobile devices.
• When always available, when do we stop being
teacher and when do we stop being students?
• When to disconnect? When to not be a user?
• Mashups not only as a way of concstruting services
but also as a metaphore for organizing learning.