Title

Does using mobile device applications lead to learning?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Interactive Learning Research

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

469

Last Page

485

Publisher

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Keywords

Achievement, Assessment, Educational Technology, eLearning, Learning Objects

Abstract

Assessing the impact on learning of the use of mobile devices and associated applications is a complex challenge. This article reports on progress to date in a longitudinal study using a design research approach with three cohorts of 800 students each. Results are encouraging in terms of learning enhancement through select mobile application by a cadre of students but discouraging in terms of sustained use by the majority of students. Issues raised include student appreciation of deep learning and time management as well as aspects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Results demonstrate the need for integrated, pedagogically driven instructor and institutional efforts. Next steps are presented.

Print ISSN

1093023X

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2009 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Vogel, D., Kennedy, D. & Kwok, R.C.W. (2009). Does using mobile device applications lead to learning? Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20(4), 469-485. Retrieved from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/29431

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