Thursday, 17 November 2016

Free mobile learning papers from mLearn2016 conference in Sydney #mLearning #mobile

This is a great set of mobile learning papers (proceedings available here) written for the 15th mLearn conference that was organised in Sydney, Australia on 24-26 October 2016. The theme chosen for the conference was Mobile Learning Futures – Sustaining Quality Research and Practice in Mobile Learning.
Sustainability and quality are the keys to mobile learning. Future mobile learning research needs to look beyond technological intervention per se. Instead, it must consider a more ecological approach, in which the conditions under which mobile technology contributes to learning are closely examined. The preconditions for sustainability in mobile learning may be broadly categorized as:
  • Economic (financial considerations)
  • Political (leadership, equity and policy)
  • Social (community engagement)
  • Technical (infrastructure, security, devices, applications) and
  • Pedagogical (teaching and learning).
This sustainable and broadly societal focus, provides mLearning proceedings that cover a wide variety of impactful mLeanring insights. Issues to consider include teachers‘ technological and pedagogic expertise when evaluating the effects of mobile technology on learning and the achievement of the goals of instruction. The subject matter is an important factor, as are also students‘ attributes, background and age, and their mobile digital literacy. Authentic assessments that provide evidence of learning are needed. Other factors include institutional and expert leadership, the physical environment, resources, professional development, collegiality, and a commitment to mobile learning implementation and policy.

The papers range from the indigenous use of mobile learning, wearable technologies, eyetracking for gaming, teaching digital citizenship, simulation games, augmented realities, micro-credentials and mobile assisted language learning.

Table of Contents
Section I: PAPERS
Faculty Attitudes towards the Use of Mobile Devices in EFL Teaching in a Saudi Arabian Setting
Radhi Alshammari, Vicente Chua Reyes Jr and Mitchell Parkes

The Use of Wearable Technologies in Australian Universities: Examples from Environmental Science, Cognitive and Brain Sciences and Teacher Training
Victor Alvarez, Matt Bower, Sara de Freitas, Sue Gregory and Bianca de Wit

Ariane: A Web-Based and Mobile Tool to Guide the Design of Augmented Reality Learning Activities
Victor Alvarez, Juan Ramón Pérez-Pérez, MPuerto Paule and Sara de Freitas

Survive with the VUVU on the Vaal: Eyetracking Findings of a User Interface Evaluation of a Mobile Serious Game for Statistics Education
A. Seugnet Blignaut, Gordon Matthew and Lizanne Fitchat

Perceived Utility and Feasibility of Wearable Technologies in Higher Education
Matt Bower, Daniel Sturman, Victor Alvarez

Nurturing Collaborative Networks of Practice
Thomas Cochrane and Vickel Narayan

Location-Based Mobile Learning Games: Motivation for and Engagement with the Learning Process
Roger Edmonds and Simon Smith

Investigating Children‘s E-Reading Behaviour and Engagement using iPads in First and Second Grade
Seyedeh Ghazal Ghalebandi and Noorhidawati Abdullah

Negotiating Cultural Spaces in an International Mobile and Blended Learning Project
Charlotte N. Gunawardena, Agnieszka Palalas, Nicole Berezin, Caitlin Legere, Gretchen Kramer and Godwin Amo-Kwao

Landscape and Literacy on Aboriginal Country
Olivia Guntarik and Aramiha Harwood

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Support Student Writing
Susan Gwee and Shalini Damodaran

Teaching Digital Citizenship in Higher Education
Boris Handal, Sandra Lynch, Kevin Watson, Marguerite Maher and Grace Hellyer

Flipped Learning Approach for a University EFL Course: Utilizing an Online Communication System
Yasushige Ishikawa, Yasushi Tsubota, Craig Smith, Masayuki Murakami, Mutsumi Kondo, Ayako Suto, Koichi Nishiyama, and Motoki Tsuda

A Mobile Learning Framework for Developing Educational Games and Its Pilot Study for Secondary Mathematics Education
Yanguo Jing and Alastair Craig

Designing an Engaging Healthcare Simulation Game
Tuulikki Keskitalo and Hanna Vuojärvi

A Mobile Reader for Language Learners
Jemma König, Ian Witten and Shaoqun Wu

Mobile Learning as a Tool for Indigenous Language Revitalization and Sustainability in Canada: Who Will the Pipe Holders Be?
Marguerite Koole and Kevin wâsakâyâsiw Lewis

Mobile Learning in Practical-based Subjects: A Developing Country Perspective
Suzaan Le Roux

Learning beyond Classroom Walls: A Case Study on Engaging Learners with Mobile Devices in Dance and Drama
Zihao Li

Reboot Your Course – From Beta to Better
Zoe Lynch and Michael Sankey

A Theory-ology of Mobile Learning: Operationalizing Learning Theories with Mobile Activities
Kathryn MacCallum and David Parsons

Responsive Web Design: Experience at the National Distance University of Costa Rica
Seidy Maroto-Alfaro and Yeudrin Durán-Gutiérrez

Analysing Student-Generated Digital Explanations
Wendy Nielsen, Helen Georgiou, Annette Turney and Pauline Jones

Changing Use of Social Media Tools by Preservice Primary Teachers to Learn Science
Wendy Nielsen, Amir Rezaaee and Rachel Moll

Encouraging Faculty Development through Micro-Credentialing
Lisa O‘Neill

A Mobile Sensor Activity for Ad-Hoc Groups
David Parsons, Herbert Thomas, Milla Inkila

Conserv-AR: A Virtual and Augmented Reality Mobile Game to Enhance Students‘ Awareness of Wildlife Conservation in Western Australia
Luke Phipps, Victor Alvarez, Sara de Freitas, Kevin Wong, Michael Baker and Justin Pettit

Bring-Your-Own-Device or Prescribed Mobile Technology? Investigating Student Device Preferences for Mobile Learning
David Reid and Ekaterina Pechenkina

How a Blended, M-Learning Approach to Student Evaluations Increases Participation Rates
Chris Tisdell and Alex Usachev

Using Cloud Drive for Collaborative Learning in Adult Training
Hwee Leng Toh-Heng

A Theory of Enhancement of Professional Learning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pre-service Teachers in Very Remote Communities through Mobile Learning
Philip Townsend

Enhancing Workplace Learning through Mobile Technology: Barriers and Opportunities to the Use of Mobile Devices on Placement in the Healthcare and Education Fields
Franziska Trede, Peter Goodyear, Susie Macfarlane, Lina Markauskaite, Celina McEwen and Freny Tayebjee

Does the Mobility of Mobile Learners across Locations Affect Memory?
Chrysanthi Tseloudi and Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez

Let‘s Learn Business Japanese with Learning Log System and E-book
Noriko Uosaki, Mahiro Kiyota, Kousuke Mouri, Hiroaki Ogata and Chengjiu Yin

Introducing Mobile Videos for Academic Support
Mari van Wyk and Linda van Ryneveld

Learning Official Crisis Communication through Decentralized Simulations enabled by Mobile ICTs
Hanna Vuojärvi and Tuulikki Keskitalo

Location-Based Vocabulary Learning App
Shaoqun Wu, Karun Pammi and Alex Yu

Learning Collocations with FLAX Apps
Alex Yu, Shaoqun Wu, Ian Witten and Jemma König

Factors in Designing an Augmented Reality M-Learning Trail with Place-based Pedagogy in Residential Education
Kevin K. Yue, Lisa Y. Law, Hiu Ling Chan, Jade B. Chan, Elaine Y. Wong, Theresa F. Kwong and Eva Y. Wong

Designing Physics Courses to Increase Student Engagement for Online and Mobile Environments
Elizabeth Angstmann, John Reddin and Matthew Burley

Building a Campus-Wide Mobile Platform that Focuses on Enhancing Student Effectiveness and Learning
Matthew Burley, Alexander Roche and John Reddin

Designing for Mobile Learning
Lucila Carvalho and Pippa Yeoman

Lighting a FUSE Program for Student Engagement and Differentiated Learning with Mobile Technologies
Scott Diamond and Andrew Brown

Pedagogy GO: Enhancing Educational Experiences with Location-Based Mobile Learning Games
Roger Edmonds and Simon Smith

Mobile Learning: An Innovative Approach that Puts the Control of the Internet of Things into the Hands of Primary School Students
Deborah Evans and Alix Spillane

Teaching Arabic Alphabet using EBook Widgets
Hany Fazza

Integrating iPads into Science Teaching and Learning
Heidi Hammond and Linda Clutterbuck

Google Classroom in My Classroom
Nicole Holgersson

Sustaining Mobile Learning Pedagogies with High Possibility Classrooms: A Vision for Teacher Education in Australian Universities
Jane Hunter and Ariane Skapetis

Why Gamified Learning and Using Games to Teach are not the Same Thing
Michael Kasumovic

Using Mobile Serious Games Technology to Enhance Student Engagement and Learning in a Postgraduate Ethics Classroom: A Case Study
Gillian McGregor and Emma Bartle Our ‗Have a go, Share and eValuate‘

iPad Learning Journey: From Implementation to Acceptance
Damien McGuire

Mobile Phone Potential in Secondary School Classrooms
Gus McLean

A Global Classroom: The ACO Music & Art Program
Vicki Norton and Zoe Arthur

Accepting the Challenge of Adapting Traditional Faculty Development to Online and Mobile Environments
Lisa O‘Neill

How Does a Mobile App Incorporate Facebook-Style Social Connectivity within a Learning Platform?
Alexander Roche, Josephine Chan, Anthony Chung and Matthew Burley

How Does a Mobile Platform Address TEQSA and Other Regulatory Compliance for Online Courses?
Alexander Roche, Josephine Chan, Anthony Chung and Matthew Burley

Online Tutorials and GeoGebra as Mobile Learning Tools
Norman J. Wildberger and Joshua Capel