Mobile Learning 2.0

Mobile Learning 2.0 has been the topic of my paper and presentation at the IADIS Mobile Learning Conference 2012 in Berlin. The paper explores the potential and challenges of collaborative mobile learning as a foundation for participatory curriculum development based on insights from a pilot phase of the iCollaborate project (#iCollab12 on Twitter). iCollaborate is an international collaboration project between university students and lecturers from four different countries & universities: AUT University in New Zealand (architecture students in Auckland), Beuth University Germany (sociology of technology students in Berlin),  Salford University in UK (design students in Sheffield and Salford) and Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain (educational technology students in Tarragona).

Our project builds upon a number of theoretical and pedagogical approaches, including:

  • Mobile learning as socio-cultural process (Vygotsky, 1987),
  • Mobile learning in communities of practice (Lave & Wenger, 1991),
  • Mobile learning as participatory culture (Jenkins, 2006),
  • Mobile learning as digital augmentation (Cook, 2010),
  • Mobile learning as enabler for rhizomatic learning (Cormier, 2010),
  • Mobile learning as heutagogical approach   (Cochrane & Rhodes, 2011)
  • Mobile learning as serendipitous learning (Buchem, 2011).

The focus of the iCollaborate project is on pedagogical strategies for cross-boundary, collaborative uses of mobile web for learning through the development of personal learning networks, personal learning environments and user generated content.

The paper reflects upon the potential and challenges of such a  collaboration and will be published soon. You can view the presentation on SlideShare or even watch my presentation on QIK  (Thanx @Thomas Cochrane for live streaming!).