The project explores frameworks for using mobile devices for enhanced learning and institutional change across different disciplines and institutions. The primary aim is to generate practical strategies for students and teachers to use the affordances of mobile devices for more effective learning, and provide guidelines for pedagogical and institutional transformation.
Mobile devices are becoming the primary tools for learners to access information and create their own personal learning environments. While mobile learning (m-learning) is an established field of research there are two significant gaps in current knowledge. Firstly it is increasingly clear that ‘net-generation’ learners do not automatically apply the functionality of their devices to the attainment of deep learning outcomes. More knowledge is required about how to achieve the shifts in conceptions of learning that are necessary for effective use of m-devices. Secondly there is a lack of studies on integration of findings from m-learning research into sustainable change in curriculum, policy and infrastructure. The project will address these gaps.